By Sam Stone

14th Jun, 2022 | 3:40pm

Latest Blackburn Rovers development could stall Leeds United hopes of landing Ben Brereton Diaz

Jon Dahl Tomasson’s arrival as head coach at Blackburn Rovers could have an impact on Ben Brereton Diaz’s future, with Leeds United interested in the striker.

TEAMtalk claimed on 1 June that Leeds had made the 23-year-old Chile international a “firm” target with Blackburn keen to cash in on the 22-goal striker.

However, Blackburn’s long quest for a replacement for former manager Tony Mowbray has come to an end with the club announcing on Tuesday 14 June that Dahl Tomasson is their new head coach.

News of the former Malmo manager’s arrival at Ewood Park could mean any move away for Brereton Diaz is prolonged as the Dane assess his options.

The striker could still well leave the club this summer, but any deal for Brereton-Diaz could now take a lot longer than Jesse Marsch would like.

Marsch has displayed with his activity in the transfer market that he is keen to get deals done early in the window to give him as much time to work with his players in preseason.

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If the Blackburn man is a genuine target, then Marsch shouldn’t wait on the Chile international if other options become available.

The 23-year-old would be a good fit at Elland Road and has plenty of first-team experience whilst still being relatively young.

However, the Leeds boss has to try and maintain the momentum that he has gained in the market and keep getting deals over the line.

New arrivals Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen are set to be joined by Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca, with The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano claiming via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday 14 June that Leeds have agreed on a four-year deal with the Spaniard.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are readying a new bid for a blockbuster striker signing according to Phil Hay after Premier League survival