By Sam Stone

29th Nov, 2022 | 5:40pm

Leeds United could sign Weston McKennie after massive Juventus news yesterday

Leeds United have been linked to Weston McKennie – and developments over the past 24 hours could mean they stand a chance of landing the Juventus midfielder.

CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed (via Twitter, 24 October) Leeds, along with a host of Premier League clubs, have scouted the 24-year-old USA international. It’s understood Juventus are potentially interested in selling the midfielder for around £20million.

However, after recent developments in Turin, McKennie could well be allowed to depart for a cut-price fee. On Monday evening (28 November) Juventus confirmed their entire board including president Andrea Agnelli and vice-president Pavel Nedved had resigned.

The Daily Mail (29 November) report that Agnelli has stepped down with the “best interests” of the club in mind, with Juventus currently under investigation for false accounting and market manipulation. It’s understood there are 15 suspects in the investigation including Angelli.

Things certainly don’t look good for the Turin side, with La Gazzetta Dello Sport (29 November) suggesting the Old Lady could be in for a points deduction or even relegation, should the investigation prove they tricked the authorities over payments made to players.

Juventus previously faced huge sanctions from the Italian footballing authorities after their involvement in the match-fixing scandal in 2006.

If the Serie A club are sanctioned then a number of their players will be looking to leave the club as soon as possible. With McKennie being one of the names already linked with the exit door, it would not be a surprise to see the American move on quickly.

Furthermore, the £20million price tag over his head could well decrease with there potentially being a need for funds to be raised quickly in Turin. This is certainly one to keep a keen eye on.

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