The Whites have missed out on the signing of Charles De Ketelaere with the Belgian joining AC Milan, meaning Jesse Marsch will have to look elsewhere for a potential forward signing.
PSG youngster Arnaud Kalimuendo presents one of the most concrete names that the club have been linked with.
Back in June, Leeds had reportedly put down a EUR20million (?17m) offer for the French striker after his 12-goal season on loan with Lens in 2021/22.
His pre-season form under Christoph Galtier has thrust him right into the plans at the Parc des Princes, scoring twice in pre-season and impressing in the Trophee des champions win over Nantes.
Ben Jacobs is now reporting that despite Galtier being keen to keep him in Ligue 1 this season, there is growing interest from Elland Road, with PSG Football Advisor Luis Campos willing to do business:
There is still work to be done to convince all parties to wrap up a deal, but the Whites aren’t far away from matching the asking price.
It does seem interesting that Leeds have gone from a more rounded attacker in De Ketelaere, to one that seems closer to what we already have in Kalimuendo.
He would be a very good signing at that price and one with huge resale value, so I would certainly on board with bringing him in.
The issue I think we have is that Andrea Radrizzani seems to be suggesting that a new signing isn’t a certainty.
We definitely need one, especially given that we are currently relying on Patrick Bamford staying fit after 12 months of setbacks.
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