Leeds make moves for Kent and Nketiah
After losing Kemar Roofe to Anderlecht, Leeds have made moves to add attacking options to the side ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.
First, Football Insider claim the club has made a formal offer to Liverpool for winger Ryan Kent.
The offer is worth £7m in total with Leeds wanting to pay a sum up front and the rest dependent on “variables” including winning promotion to the Premier League.
Liverpool are said to want closer to £10m.
Second, the BBC has reported that Leeds have “come on strong” in a bid to land Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah on loan.
Director of Football Victor Orta is pushing hard for the 20-year-old, with Bielsa said to be keen on the youngster.
Orta enjoys a close relationship with Unai Emery and is hoping that will push Leeds ahead of Bristol City and Fortuna Dusseldorf, who are also keen on a deal for the striker.
Nketiah has played 19 times for the Arsenal first-team and would be an excellent option for Leeds who would be able to offer him regular first-team football.
Landing both would seal a pretty successful transfer window for Leeds, who have already added impressive centre-back Ben White, Helder Costa and Jack Harrison.
Another centre-back would be ideal but Bielsa doesn’t seem to think it’s necessary.