By Mark Smith

15th Jul, 2022 | 4:10pm

Victor Orta now personally working on Leeds United deal to sign Arnaud Kalimuendo

Victor Orta is said to be working personally on a deal for Leeds United to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Arnaud Kalimuendo, according to The Mirror.

The newspaper has reported on its website that the young striker is still seen as an alternative to Club Brugge superstar Charles De Ketelaere.

Despite that, this comes after 90min reported in the past 24 hours that Leeds are on the verge of an agreement for Kalimuendo and are now confident of his arrival.

Writing in his latest column for The Mirror, David Anderson shared the latest news coming from Elland Road regarding the last piece of their summer jigsaw.

“The final piece of Leeds’ transfer jigsaw will be signing a striker to ease the goalscoring burden on Patrick Bamford and Leeds are prepared to pay a club record £31.6million to land Belgium international Charles De Ketelaere,” he wrote.

“AC Milan rival them for De Ketelaere and Orta is working on landing Paris St Germain’s Arnaud Kalimuendo as an alternative should they miss out on him.”

Forget CDK.

That is now a broken record, and it is becoming more of a saga than Raphinha was.

De Ketelaere is said to want AC Milan over everything, and that is all we have heard for months now as we apparently push to complete the deal.

Having said that, Leeds must be getting a different answer from behind the scenes if they are pushing along trying to sign the Belgian wonderkid.

But, with Orta now working on a deal for Kalimuendo, we expect that one to be much more likely.

The young French wonder has great pace and finishing ability, something that will no doubt excite Jesse Marsch as he looks to finish off his summer wishlist.

With the Raphinha money now nearly in the bank after that was confirmed, we can really start throwing the cash around now and that is on a new striker.

This one is coming to a conclusion, let’s hope it happens ahead of the new season.

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