By Adefunmiloye Alani

12th Dec, 2021 | 8:10am

Blackburn Rovers want £25million as Leeds eye move for Ben Brereton Diaz

Leeds United are keen on Blackburn Rovers attacker Ben Brereton Diaz as they look to add another option to their frontline, according to The Sun.

However, the asking price of the Chilean international, 22, is putting off suitors, and that could deal a blow on any potential deal.

Sevilla and Brighton are also interested in recruiting the services of Berenton Diaz, but both clubs and the Elland Road outfit are now aware he could cost around £25million.

Worth it?

Leeds spent the same amount on Dan James in the summer, but whether they have the means to do so on the South American in January remains to be seen.

Brereton Diaz has notched 17 league goals in 22 Championship appearances in 2021-22, weighing in with an assist, and Marcelo Bielsa could do with such a finisher in his squad without a doubt.

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Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo both missed Saturday’s (11 December) 3-2 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and with injuries ravaging the squad, fresh legs could be needed next month.

Leeds have averaged a goal per game so far in the Premier League this season, and they could do with a quality attacker in order to stay up heading into the second half of the campaign.

Bielsa is not a fan of the mid-season window, though, and given that he always finds a way to tweak his formation and cope with injuries, he could be willing to wait till next summer before going for the Rovers hitman.

However, should their fortunes not improve in the next coming weeks, he could be forced to make a late move in the January transfer window for the Chilean.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have mapped out plans to avoid relegation scrap as January transfer budget claim emerges.