By Mark Smith

31st Jan, 2023 | 7:10am

Leeds United have made a loan move with an obligation to buy to sign Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo on transfer deadline day, according to Daniele Longo.

The Calciomercato journalist has reported that the Whites have offered “very easy” to achieve terms in the deal to bring the Italian sensation to Elland Road.

Roma are said to be insistent that they would like an outright obligation in the deal, with Zaniolo open to a move to West Yorkshire after earlier turning down Bournemouth.

Writing on his personal Twitter account late into the night on January 30 ahead of deadline day, Longo got the mouths watering of Leeds fans up and down the country.

“Leeds offer right-to-obligation loan on very easy-to-achieve terms,” he wrote.

“Updates on Zaniolo-Leeds: Roma don’t change their mind, they want an outright obligation. Nicolò opens at Leeds.”

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Very Easy.

If the fee is right, then there should be no issues with this one being accepted.

Zaniolo has been at the centre of this January window, with Bournemouth and more likely Spurs being mentioned as possible destinations as he gets set to possibly leave Roma.

Leeds’ potential interest has come out of nowhere given they looked happy to complete the signing of Weston McKennie yesterday ahead of the deadline.

Victor Orta is always ready to move though if something pops up at the last moment, and Zaniolo potentially becoming available could see someone leave.

That player could be Jack Harrison, who has split opinion but it would be a disappointment to see him move on, especially if he goes to a direct rival like Leicester.

This is certainly one to watch at Elland Road today though, with Zaniolo potentially coming through the front door to sign on the dotted line.

Who ever said deadline day was boring?

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