Leeds United will talk about a deal for Raphinha in the summer, once they have avoided relegation from the Premier League.

That’s according to BILD journalist Christian Falk, who says that Raphinha remains ‘on the books’ at Bayern Munich as a possible target.

Raphinha is the undoubted star of the show at Elland Road, having put in a series of impressive performances since a £16.74m move in October 2020.

His performances have not gone unnoticed by the bigger clubs around Europe, particularly Bayern Munich, who have been linked with a move for several months.

The rumour picked up pace during the January transfer window, but no bid ever came, with reports in Germany insisting that while the player was someone that Bayern Munich liked, he was not an immediate target.

Those same reports made it clear that the Leeds star remained on Bayern’s list of potential targets for the summer transfer window.

It seems that remains the case, with Falk claiming that Leeds are ready to negotiate a deal once they’ve secured their Premier League future.

“There’s still another rumour I’ve heard in the week, and that’s Raphinha, the one from Leeds United,” he said on his Bayern Insider podcast.

“He’s still on the books as a backup. Raphinha is on their list, but that is, of course, difficult to do.

“I understand that there was an unlikely West Ham bid of €50m this winter, and they still couldn’t get him out.

“That has to do with Leeds not wanting to lose him but also because if they were to get relegated, it would cost them.

“There’s €50m for them if they stay in the Premier League, and that’s a fly in the ointment, so they would rather stay in the league and collect all the TV money.

“Then, in the summer they will negotiate. Therefore, Raphinha is on the list for then.”