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Report: Sevilla make Deadline Day offer for Barcelona midfielder

Rafinha on the way out?

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Barcelona is not signing anyone in this Transfer Deadline Day, but they might be letting a player go.

According to reports in Spain, the Catalan giants have received an offer from Sevilla to sign midfielder Rafinha Alcântara on a season-long loan. Manager Jorge Sampaoli has guaranteed Rafinha will be a starter for him if he does accept the offer, and the Brazilian is apparently keen on accepting the bid and playing for the Sevillistas this season.

Rafinha joined Barça's first team two seasons ago as one of Luis Enrique's favorite players thanks to their relationship at Celta Vigo. After a good debut campaign for the Blaugrana, Rafinha suffered a serious knee injury that limited his participation to less than 10 games last season.

With the signings of André Gomes and Denis Suarez this summer, Rafinha fell to sixth midfield option (behind Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic, Gomes, Denis and Sergi Roberto), and he said in a radio interview he would be open to a loan this season to get regular minutes elsewhere. That would help raise his stock as a player and give him a chance to play for the Brazilian national team.

Sampaoli is reportedly a big fan of Rafinha and is seriously interested in bringing the player to his side today. The two clubs are in serious talks, and a deal could be agreed before the deadline.

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