By Saikat Mandal

10th Aug, 2022 | 8:10am

Powerful people at Paris Saint-Germain want to cash in on Leeds United target Arnaud Kalimuendo

Leeds United have not given up on the hope to sign Arnaud Kalimuendo, as per Dean Jones.

The former Bleacher Report journalist has suggested on Give Me Sport (9 August) that “powerful people” at Paris Saint-Germain want to cash in on the player, while there are others who want him to stay.

Jesse Marsch has already made six new additions this summer, but signing a striker is a priority for the club.

“There are some people there that want him to stay, but ultimately, there are very powerful people that believe that this could be a good moment to cash-in,” Jones told Give Me Sport.

“So, Leeds are hoping that that’s the one that comes along because he’s a really good young forward.”

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French outlet Media Foot reported on 1 August that Leeds had launched a £16.8m offer for the striker who has been attracting plenty of interest from elsewhere.

Get French Football News also reported on 6 August that the Whites intend to make a second proposal to sign the 20-year-old striker.

PSG reportedly are looking to offload upto seven players this summer and Kalimuendo being one of them. He is also wanted by Rennes and Nice in France.

Patrick Bamford remains the first-choice striker for the Whites, while young Joe Gelhardt is the other option for Marsch. The Whites need depth in their forward region, and it’s upto Leeds to win the race and secure his signature.

There’s money left to spend on a new striker, and the Whites pay £21m for the youngster, who would be an excellent investment. He clearly has got talent and hit double figures in Ligue 1 last season.

It seems the Whites are hopeful that a deal can be struck. With powerful people at PSG keen to cash in on the player, the move could accelerate in the coming weeks.

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