Leeds United have received a boost in their pursuit of Omar Colley as Sampdoria may have to sell the defender this summer, per Club Doria 46.

The Italian side are said to have a balance sheet deficit of €14.7million [£12.7million], and Colley is one of three players they could sell to balance the books.

SampNews24 reported earlier this month that Sampdoria are looking for between €12-€13 million [£10.4-£11.2million] for the 28-year-old.

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That is almost enough to get them out of the red and if Leeds come knocking their financial situation means they are perhaps likely to oblige.

Bargain deal?

We have previously questioned the targeting of Colley simply because we do not see where he fits into the squad.

Pascal Struijk has gone from strength to strength this season and Diego Llorente has now found his feet after a long injury lay-off.

We also have Liam Cooper and Robin Koch and that means we have good cover for both the right and left-side centre-back roles.

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The only way Colley arriving makes sense is if we get him on a good deal, and it seems that might be possible.

If Sampdoria are in a position where they need to sell then we hold the bargaining power.

We would be able to offer a sum below his true value and still find the Serie A club willing to sell.

Colley’s arrival would provide good cover for injuries and also allow Struijk to step in at defensive midfield when called upon, should Marcelo Bielsa still see him as the natural back-up to Kalvin Phillips.

Colley is certainly one to keep an eye on and we would support a move if we can get him on the cheap.

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