Dean Jones: Leeds United have an eye on Chelsea duo Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic
Leeds United are “looking at” Chelsea duo Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christain Pulisic, according to Bleacher Report journalist Dean Jones.
The Telegraph reported (16 August) that Newcastle are interested in Pulisic, who could be allowed to leave Chelsea this summer.
The Chronicle has also suggested (15 August) that the Magpies have registered their interest in Hudson-Odoi.
However, Jones has suggested that Leeds are also tracking the Chelsea pair, as Jesse Marsch looks to add to his attacking ranks.
Talking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “Newcastle are very much in the market for those two players, but I know Leeds have been having a look, too.”
Striker surely a priority
This looks like quite an unlikely move, with a striker surely a priority for Marsch to add to his squad at present.
Both players would be marquee signings for Leeds and would certainly add more attacking flare at Elland Road.
However, after Leeds’ draw to Southampton, it is clear that goals probably won’t be an issue for the Whites this season, which makes a move for the Chelsea pair less of a priority for Marsch.
Another central defender and a striker do look like the more pressing concerns for the American at present.
The form of Rodrigo could mean that Marsch may look to bolster his defence instead of the attacking areas of his squad. It seems more realistic for just one of the Chelsea pair to be targeted by Leeds with Luis Sinisterra already suffering from injuries.
Hudson-Odoi on a loan move would seem like the most likely move with the Chelsea youngster still trying to find his feet at Stamford Bridge.
At 21, Hudson-Odoi clearly still has a future at Chelsea and is in desperate need of first-team football after struggling to break into Thomas Tuchel’s first eleven.
Nevertheless, Leeds United fans shouldn’t hold out much hope on this one.
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