By Mark Smith

22nd Dec, 2021 | 4:10pm

Fabrizio Romano shares what he has heard about Leeds signing Weston McKennie

Fabrizio Romano has shared that it is unlikely that Leeds United will seal a deal for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie in January.

The Sun have reported this week that the Whites are looking to bring the American international to Elland Road in a deal that would cost £20million.

Romano has been told that McKennie is likely to stay in Italy, as they see him as an important part of their plans and would say no to any loan proposals.

Speaking on the CBS Sports Que Golazo Podcast, Romano shared the latest on the potential of the American moving to Elland Road.

“We had rumours about Leeds this week, and rumours about Tottenham the past week, and that is true so many clubs interested

“For what I’m told, Juventus’ plan is not to sell McKennie in January now he is an important player in Juventus.

“When he’s fit he is always playing with Allegri in the midfield, so I think it’s going to be complicated for any club to sign Weston McKennie, also but they’re not accepting loan proposals.

“For Leeds, I think it’s going to be difficult, they’re having a difficult season and Weston is fighting for important targets for Juventus.”

One off the list.

It looks as though we can already cross one off the list so far as the Whites look to strengthen their midfield next month.

McKennie was always wishful thinking, with more chances and Champions League football available at Juventus.

This deal would have been easier over the summer before our struggles in the Premier League, which makes attracting big talent that bit harder.

Victor Orta will need to move quickly to get his targets in order once again, with McKennie one name he can likely cross off as we head closer to the window opening.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are ready to make major January signings with unexpected deals to force action