Leeds United are “serious” about signing Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese and have made a bid of close to £31.4m (€35m), according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.

That comes after a report from Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that Udinese would only accept an offer of £35.8m (€40m).

It seems that Leeds are creeping ever closer to that sum after a previous report claimed an opening bid of £25m had been tabled.

Corriere dello Sport claims that the next 48 hours will be decisive in the De Paul transfer.

Time to get excited about De Paul

Sacha Pisani, a respected StatsPerform producer, has been getting us even more excited about the prospect of signing De Paul.

He posted a series of videos from the Udinese midfielder and said that he offers a threat “running at defenders or shooting from distance.”

Leeds celebrity fan Ralph Ineson is convinced as well and he posted a YouTube video titled, “This is why Juventus want to sign Rodrigo de Paul”.

Some Leeds fans might be concerned about where all this money is coming from but Angus Kinnear has already confirmed that the club would be looking to spend £75-£100m on three or four players.

De Paul would bring Leeds close to that amount and, ironically, it’s buying Robin Koch for £13m rather than Ben White for £30m that could have left Leeds with enough money to sign the Udinese powerhouse.

Not getting White won’t seem as sad if that happens.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay: Leeds will listen to offers for player who made 36 league starts for Bielsa in 19/20

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