Leeds United have tabled a bid worth £4.6million for Lazio left-back Jordan Lukaku, according to Italian newspaper Il Messaggero.
Brighton are also reported to have offered the same amount for the 26-year-old, who is the younger brother of former Manchester United star Romelu.
Il Messaggero reported last month that Lukaku is a player who Marcelo Bielsa admires after La Lazio Siamo Noi reported that Andrea Radrizzani’s right-hand man Lorenzo Tonetti had been in discussions with Lazio.
Leeds now appear to have firmed up their interest in signing Lukaku by tabling a bid for the Belgium international.
And based on recent reports, a deal could be achievable for the newly-promoted Yorkshire giants.
The Daily Mail claims that Lazio will sell Lukaku for £5million in the current transfer window, which is only just higher than what Leeds have reportedly offered for him.
It is also understood that the Serie A side are willing to loan out the former Anderlecht full-back, who is hopeful of moving clubs to be able to boost his chances of representing Belgium at Euro 2021 next summer.
Leeds have been linked with several left-backs since the end of last season as it was first seen as an area of the squad that Bielsa might want to invest in due to Barry Douglas being in the final year of his contract.
Douglas remains a Leeds player with the new Premier League season set to kick off in less than 48 hours’ time while Bielsa also has Stuart Dallas and Ezgjan Alioski who can play at left-back.
Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol is also strongly linked with a move to Elland Road and although he’s primarily a centre-back, he is left-footed and can play on the left-hand side of the defence.
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