Leeds may launch second bid to sign centre-mid on deadline day after first offer failed - report
Leeds United could launch a second bid to sign Jose Campana from Levante on deadline day after their opening bid was rejected, according to AS.
The Spanish news outlet reports that Leeds’ first bid of around £13.5million was rejected by Levante as they want £22.6million for the 27-year-old midfielder, who has been dubbed as “one of the fashionable names in Spanish football”.
It is understood that Leeds set sights on signing Michael Cuisance from Bayern Munich after their bid for Campana was rejected but now that Cuisance is not heading to Elland Road, the Whites could launch a second bid for the Levante star.
AS claims that it “is possible that in the last hours of the market” that Leeds will launch a new bid for Campana which is worth more than their opening offer of £13.5million.
Sevilla are also said to be keen on the former Crystal Palace midfielder but Leeds are in pole position at the moment, which is good news for Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta as they eye late additions in the transfer window.
Leeds have until 11pm on Monday to sign players from outside of the Premier League and the EFL.
The breakdown in Cuisance’s proposed move to Yorkshire was a blow because it happened at such a late stage in the transfer window but it seems as though Orta does have other targets on his shortlist of central midfielders.
Campana, who can also play out wide on either the left or right-wing, is seven years older than Cuisance but does possess some Premier League experience and has been called up to play in the Spain squad in the upcoming international break.
Just think that in the space of just over two years, Leeds have gone from Paul Heckingbottom and Pierre-Michel Lasogga in the Championship to Bielsa and possibly three Spain internationals in their squad in the Premier League.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have hit a snag in yet another transfer deal.