Leeds United have been dealt a blow in their attempts to bring Nahitan Nandez to Elland Road this summer, with Inter Milan showing an interest in snapping up the midfielder.
The Lowdown: Leeds linked with Nandez move
Marcelo Bielsa has been linked with signing a host of players this summer, as he looks to take his Whites squad up another level.
Midfield is an area that Bielsa could be looking to improve in, with arguably too much pressure on Kalvin Phillips to perform at times, leading to interest in Nandez.
The Latest: Inter emerge as rivals
The Serie A champions are reportedly willing to include Radja Nainggolan and Andrea Pinamont in a deal to sign the 25-year-old.
The report claims they are trying to ‘snatch’ the midfielder from the ‘clutches’ of the Elland Road outfit.
The Verdict: Potential big blow for Leeds
Although no bid has been made by Inter, this is a worrying update, considering their standing in the current game, having just been crowned Italian champions and with Champions League football to offer next term.
The situation could end up being similar to Rodrigo de Paul, who is expected to join Atletico Madrid, with a bigger club usurping the Whites in a deal for a top player.
It would be a big blow to miss out on Nandez, considering the defensive quality he has – he averaged 1.8 tackles and 1.5 clearances per game in the league last season.
Bielsa needs adequate support for Phillips after winning just two of the nine fixtures he missed in the Premier League last season.
In other news, Leeds are reportedly eyeing up a move for a player currently impressing at Copa America. Find out who it is here.
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