Saudi clubs to approach Barcelona for Lewandowski and Raphinha

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The newspaper 'Mundo Deportivo' reports that some clubs in the Saudi League are interested in Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha this summer. In fact, the Brazilian has already received an offer with a salary of around 20 million euros, which he rejected. Sergi Roberto also said "no" to an offer, but for personal reasons - his wife is of Israeli origin.

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With just four months to go until the opening of the summer transfer window, Saudi Arabia will once again be the talk of the town. Barcelona's favourites for the Saudi clubs are Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Sergi Roberto. There has been news about the latter three in the past, but 'Mundo Deportivo', on its Wednesday front page, adds the Pole to the rumours.
The striker still has two years left on his contract at the 'Cules'. The Barca board will be happy for him to serve just one year to help advise Vitor Roque. From then on, they will open the door for him to leave the squad, especially if it means boosting the club's coffers, which are still decimated - as can be seen by the drop in the salary limit in the second half of the campaign.
The Brazilian winger, according to the newspaper mentioned in the first paragraph, has already turned down a €20 million salary in the exotic competition, but it is quite likely that there will be a further approach when the transfer window becomes active again. The Gulf State has already insisted on other deals that have not worked out in the first place. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is another target who fits the bill.
As for Ter Stegen, a leak published by journalist Achraf Ben Ayad only a few days ago has already come to light, but so far there have been no further developments. It is only known that he is liked in Saudi Arabia. Sergi Roberto did receive, according to 'Mundo Deportivo', a firm proposal from Al Qadsiah, in the second division, but he declined for personal reasons. His wife is of Israeli origin and the family would not be comfortable in an Arab nation because of the confrontation with Palestine.

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