By Mark Smith

25th Jun, 2022 | 10:30am

Leeds United want to beat Newcastle to seal Gerzino Nyamsi transfer this summer

Leeds United are the most interested Premier League club in Salzbourg defender Gerzino Nyamsi, according to GOAL.

The online outlet has reported on their website that Newcastle are also interested, as well as Napoli in Serie A with a transfer battle potentially set to play out this summer.

Money is available to spend at Elland Road to challenge the wildly-rich Magpies for this one, with Kalvin Phillips set to join Manchester City for £45million [Athletic].

It appears to make little sense that Leeds would be linked with a central defender.

This isn’t the first time it has happened either, despite Jesse Marsch having numerous options available to him including Liam Cooper, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk as well as young talents.

Nyamsi would only add to those options, and there is little talk of any of the above players moving on this summer permanently away from Elland Road.

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No sense.

This is nothing more than another harmless link at Elland Road.

You know the transfer window has opened when Leeds are suddenly thrown into transfer speculation, with Newcastle now in the same boat after their huge takeover.

Nyamsi will not end up at Elland Road this summer, that is a 95% guarantee, with that only changing if another big transfer exit is sanctioned at the back.

Phillips is moving on now and even more, money has been made available because of that, and now the Whites are being put in the conversation for many different transfer possibilities.

The 25-year-old may have impressed in France, and the links with Newcaslte and Napoli may have legs, but we don’t expect Leeds to be involved in this particular race.

A new midfielder, striker and potentially goalkeeper will be the three main priorities as things stand at Elland Road, and that shouldn’t change anytime soon.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle