Leeds still want to sign Omar Colley, price-tag rises to £12.8million
Leeds United still want to sign Sampdoria defender Omar Colley in the summer window, according to Club Doria 46.
The Italian outlet has reported on their website that Premier League rivals West Ham are also in the race for his signature.
It is suggested that Sampdoria would accept an offer in the region of £12.8million for Colley who has impressed in the past year.
The price already appears to have increased, with the Whites having been credited with an interest for months now.
Initially, it was reported that Colley could only cost £11million, but the added interest has given Sampdoria the opportunity to turn this into a potential auction.
It is unknown whether or not Leeds would be willing to pay that figure, but in this modern-day market, that appears a cheap price.
Cheap or not, there is no need for Leeds to make this move.
We currently have four centre-backs at Elland Road, and the chances of another injury crisis happening next season are highly unlikely.
Marcelo Bielsa will be concentrating on attacking options, and a new left-back in this market, with Victor Orta, surely working hard to make his moves.
The Gambian international has been linked with Liverpool in the past couple of years, and despite those big clubs watching, this move appears highly unlikely.
Diego Llorente and Robin Koch will be at their best next season, with our latest defensive signings surely set to shine under Bielsa.
Colley could end up in the Premier League, but West Ham certainly need him more than Leeds do over the summer.
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