The Lowdown: Scouting mission
The Whites are in the market for a new forward ahead of the upcoming Premier League season and have recently pocketed £55m from Raphinha’s move to Barcelona.
Recent reports claimed that Leeds talent spotters went to watch the 23-year-old in action for Blackburn against Accrington Stanley in pre-season, and it looks as if Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers Enterprises may have made their move.
The Latest: Nixon’s update
Writing for The Sun, Nixon provided an update on Brereton Diaz on Saturday evening.
He claimed that Spanish outfit Sevilla are only willing to pay half of the Blackburn star’s £20m valuation, adding that Leeds, Everton and Bournemouth ‘have also joined the bidding war’.
The Verdict: Get it done
Time is ticking and Leeds don’t appear to be making any significant progress when it comes to De Ketelaere or Kalimuendo, so Brereton Diaz could be the ideal alternative attacking signing.
He is primarily a centre-forward, though, something that Leeds are pursuing, and has just come off the back of his best season in front of goal with 22 strikes in 37 Championship games, so he could be the perfect addition to slot in alongside Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt at Elland Road.
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