Raphinha has already told Arsenal what they must do to sign him amid transfer links

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Target: Raphinha  (Getty Images)
Target: Raphinha (Getty Images)

Leeds star Raphinha says playing time will be key in deciding his next club, amid links with Arsenal.

Raphinha is expected to leave Elland Road this summer after another fine season, with Leeds reportedly holding out for around £60million for their star player.

Barcelona have most regularly been credited with interest but now Arsenal are reportedly in pole position for the Brazilian’s signature.

Raphinha addressed his future last month, telling reporters: "I have a contract with Leeds until 2024, my future is in the hands of [agent] Deco and Leeds.

"I have my mind set on the national team, on the game and also on my vacations. I have a contract with Leeds and this issue is resolved by my agent, when there is something, he will tell me."

Raphinha did note, however, that he will be taking into account how many minutes he will get with a World Cup just five months away and the competition for places in the Brazil squad very competitive.

"Knowing that there are less than six months left for the World Cup, you have to be active in the clubs," he continued.

"That weighs on the decision, but I am confident in my potential. Whether it is to stay or go, I am going to give my best, find my space and try to be good for the World Cup."

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