The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer with both Real Betis and Benfica reportedly interested.
However, according to reports in Spain it’s starting to look as though Rafinha will spend the season at the Camp Nou after Betis moved for PSG’s Giovani Lo Celso instead,
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel spoke about Lo Celso’s future on Friday and said he wasn’t sure if he would be staying or leaving the club on deadline day.
Rafinha seems to have been keen to leave in order to play regularly, but the fee has always been a problem.
The transfer window in Spain does not close until 11.59 p.m. CET so there’s still time for another twist in the saga. Interestingly if Benfica retain an interest they could still do business as the transfer window in Portugal is open until September 21.