Russian side CSKA Moscow are set to try and beat Leeds United to the signing of Cyle Larin this summer, according to a report in Italy.
Larin has spent this season with Belgian side Zulte Waregem on loan from Turkish giants Besiktas and the striker has performed well, netting an impressive seven goals and supplying 10 assists in the process.
With the summer transfer window now fast approaching, the Belgian side were expected to activate a £2m permanent option clause, but due to the pandemic, financial difficulties are said to have halted such a move.
Turkish source Fanatik have recently reported that Leeds are interested in making a move with the Yorkshire club keen to bolster their attacking options ahead of what now looks increasingly likely to be a Premier League season next term.
Valued at £2.88m by Transfermarkt, Larin’s potential transfer fee this summer could go on to become around double that amount.
With Leeds interested, Calciomercato have now claimed that the English side would have to contend with Russian giants CSKA Moscow, who have now emerged as a keen admirer of the striker.
There is no doubting that Larin has had a superb season in the Belgium, but whether or not he can produce similar in the Premier League would be a gamble Bielsa would have to take.
And, if the Argentine takes that gamble, he would also need to decide if it is worth taking on CSKA financially this summer.
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