Leeds United and Paris Saint-Germain are close to agreeing a fee for Arnaud Kalimuendo, according to 90min.
The Lowdown: Kalimuendo linked with Leeds
Los Blancos appear to have made the 20-year-old their main attacking target after missing Charles De Ketelaere at AC Milan.
Jesse Marsch reportedly wants a deal done for the French striker next week to compete with Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt.
Kalimuendo was an unused substitute for PSG on Saturday having featured in their previous five games, while Leeds picked up three points against Wolves at the weekend, and it appears there have been some positive conversations between club officials at the the last 48 hours before a potential transfer.
The latest: Kalimuendo transfer update
90min shared a story on Saturday relating to Leeds and Kalimuendo.
They claimed Leeds had indicated their willingness to pay nearly €25m (£21m) with the fee set to be approved.
The verdict: exciting
Kalimuendo, whom Jacek Kulig dubbed “prolific”, is clearly a player that Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani have been interested in for some time after initial links with Leeds emerged in June.
He appears to fit the profile of player the White chiefs are looking for due to being an exciting and versatile young prospect, and his eventual arrival will only add to the positive sentiment around Elland Road following the winning start to the Premier campaign. League Saturday.
Where will Leeds finish this season?
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Kalimuendo impressed on loan with Lens in Ligue 1 last season with 12 goals in 27 starts, and if he can hit the ground running if he moves to Yorkshire, you’d like to think Leeds won’t be in a battle for the top- flight survival in May.