Leeds United are interested in star Hull City winger Keane Lewis-Potter and further help in the centre of midfield, according to i News.
The 21-year-old Tigers stand-out has been attracting attention from various Premier League sides, most prominently West Ham, and could cost as much as £20million [Hull Live].
The Tigers don’t want to sell the player that scored 12 times in the Championship last season, but could be tempted by a sizeable offer, with Tottenham also interested.
In midfield the club are looking for further arrivals if they lose their own star man Kalvin Phillips, with summer signing Marc Roca not seen as the same sort of player.
Although RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams has been repeatedly mentioned as a potential replacement for the England international, and is “on the agenda”, the i News report says there are also alternative targets who already have Premier League experience.
Ins and outs
With the club facing up to the increasingly real prospect of both Phillips and key winger Raphinha leaving this summer it looks like they have done their homework in terms of filling the gaps they could leave behind.
England under-21 international Lewis-Potter has yet to make the step up to the Premier League, but is expected to make the leap sooner or later.
The fact that the last Tigers winger to do so, Jarrod Bowen, has made such strides is only increasing the anticipation of what the youngster might become.
He is hardly cheap, and the fact his side aren’t willing sellers will push the price up, but United are in the same situation regarding their own talented wide man and could be in line to bank over £60million if he leaves.
Spending a third of that on the up-and-coming star and having £40-45million left over doesn’t sound like the worst idea, so the Whites could come steaming to the front of the queue in the event that Raphinha’s saga reaches a conclusion.
Adams appears to be the primary option to slot into Phillips’ spot if he goes to Manchester City, but having already added one Bundesliga midfielder in Roca it could be a risk to drop two players new to the English top flight into that area together.
Of the other options Adam Forshaw is coming off a fairly major injury, Robin Koch is primarily a defender, and according to Phil Hay in The Athletic Mateusz Klich appears not to fit in Jesse Marsch’s system so might move on.
Adams, 23, could be well-enough suited to the Premier League style, but it is sensible that the club is considering options who have already adapted.
In other Leeds United news, the club are not going to compromise on price with a super-rich side over an outgoing transfer.