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Leeds chief Orta: Phillps sold, but Raphinha...

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Leeds United chief Victor Orta insists nothing is yet agreed over Raphinha's future.

Orta told Radio COPE that Kalvin Phillips has been sold to Manchester City, but no agreement is in place yet for Raphinha.

"This year we have to sell because we've spent various years spending money," he said.

"We are going to sell Kalvin and let's see who else we sell, that's clear, but we have been capable to sell to keep growing. The first year we were able to come up and spend nearly 90 million straight away - the risk coming up [but] knowing you have parachute payments coming if you go down."

Orta added: "I read a stat that at the Euro 2020, the Premier League and Championship had 152 players, the next one was Germany with 80-something. In the end the best players come and the product sells itself. Then of course it's well sold."

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