By Pranav Shahaney

27th Jul, 2021 | 4:10pm

Report plays down Mikel Damsgaard-Leeds links

Reports that Leeds United have stepped up their interest in signing Mikkel Damsgaard are false, claim LUFC Fanzone.

On Tuesday morning, the independently run Leeds United fan platform carried a story citing Il Bianconero who stated that the Whites had approached Sampdoria for the Euro 2020 star.

However, on their website, Il Bianconero themselves cited La Repubblica for the story, which has now reportedly been dispelled by a source at Damsgaard’s agency.

They wrote, “Another source that we have at Damsgaard’s agency has told us: ‘Sorry but nobody from Leeds has contacted me about Mikkel and I know Victor Orta quite well’.

“Seems as if, once again, the Italian media are generating false links with Leeds.”

LUFC Fanzone has risen in popularity this summer due to their access to certain players’ agents. They were the first to break the news Kiko Casilla was leaving Leeds to join Elche on loan after an interview with his agent.

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Publications know that Leeds United fans are scouring the internet for the latest transfer news after what was a busy window last summer.

There are undoubtedly a number of players that are going to be on our radar, but saying that we’ve made progress to sign someone is misleading, to say the least.

However, that’s not to say that there is no interest in the Sampdoria winger, as Tuttosport have reported that we’re pursuing him and he’s even set to miss their July pre-season camp given the Leeds United links.

Damsgaard may not have been a household name pre Euro 2020, but since his exploits in the Denmark jersey, he’s become a popular figure among not just fans of European football, but also certain clubs.

The 21-year-old is the sort of attacking player that can get an entire stadium singing to his tune. He’s quick, has two good feet and is a silky dribbler with an eye for goal.

Sunday Times’ Jonathan Northcroft was also impressed by him at the EUROs, referring to him as ‘sensational’.

He would fit in perfectly in Marcelo Bielsa’s system and could even make a case for starting over Jack Harrison.

Still only 21, he’s got a number of years to go before he peaks, and he’s certainly got the potential to be a world-beater in the future.

In other Leeds United news, MOT View: Orta must sign £32k-a-week attacker for £17m amid new development in transfer race