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Wolves & Everton eye Rafinha as bid arrives from China

Barcelona have received a €16m bid for midfielder Rafinha Alcantara, thought to be from Shanghai Shenhua.

27-year-old Rafinha is coming off a good season on loan at Celta Vigo and is for sale as Barca look to raise funds.

A return to Celta has been ruled out with the Galician club making a bid well below Barcelona’s asking price.

Despite a lucrative offer arriving from the Chinese Super League, Rafinha is waiting for a Premier League option.

According to SPORT, Everton and Wolves are both following Rafinha’s situation closely and could make approaches.

The Chinese club, unofficially said to be Shanghai Shenhua, will therefore have difficulty convincing Rafinha.

Rafinha’s brother, Bayern Munich’s Thiago, is linked with Liverpool so there is a chance both could soon be in England.

He plans to resolve his future in the next two weeks and if no English offer arrives, China could then become an option.

One other possibility is Italian club Inter, who had Rafinha on loan in 2018.

Inter still have an interest in Rafinha, but his thoughts are more oriented towards playing in England.


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