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Liverpool To Bid £32M For Leeds United Star Raphinha

According to new reports, Liverpool are preparing their first bid for Leeds United star Raphinha.

Liverpool have gotten off to a hot start before the transfer window even opens. 

Liverpool have already announced their first signing after the club reached an agreement with RB Leipzig for central defender Ibrahima Konate. 

The defender will join the Merseyside club when the transfer window officially opens for a fee of £36M. 

While the signing is exciting, the Liverpool squad still has plenty of holes that need filling. 

If reports are to be believed, sporting director Michael Edwards is already moving quickly towards Liverpool's next transfer. 

According to Futbol de Inglaterra, Liverpool are set to raid a fellow Premier League side for their star attacker.

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Liverpool To Bid For Leeds United Attacker Raphinha

Leeds United forward Raphinha celebrates after scoring a goal for the Premier League side.

Leeds United forward Raphinha celebrates after scoring a goal for the Premier League side.

The report claims that Liverpool are preparing an initial £32 million bid for Leeds United star Raphinha. 

This would mean that Liverpool are testing the waters and are prepared to go higher if need be. 

Raphinha has impressed in his first Premier League season and has drawn interest from many of Europe's best footballing sides including Liverpool. 

This season for Leeds United, Raphinha scored eight goals and provided 11 assists in 38 appearances. 

In his 30 Premier League appearances he had an impressive return of six goals and nine assists. 

In addition to his impressive stats, Raphinha recently revealed that he has a close friendship with Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino.

Roberto Firmino (C), Mohamed Salah (L) and Sadio Mane (R) celebrate

Roberto Firmino celebrates his goal for Liverpool.

Raphinha revealed that Firmino is a "great friend" and was even the first person to congratulate him on his move to Leeds United. 

With Liverpool looking for a new attacker, Raphinha could be on his way to Anfield by the end of the summer.