Leeds United could find out fate of Arnaud Kalimuendo chase on Sunday
Leeds could find out the fate of striker target Arnaud Kalimuendo on Sunday after having several bids rejected by PSG, according to Goal France.
The Whites are in the market for a new striker and have seen their chase for Belgian Charles De Ketelaere end in failure as he closes in on a move to AC Milan.
PSG man Kalimuendo has emerged as a target, with Leeds having a £17m bid rejected earlier in the window but the player is open to an exit from the French champions.
West Ham and Nice have also entered the race according to the report [July 29], although neither have made official moves yet.
Kalimuendo is happy to leave if he can’t guarantee regular first-team minutes in Paris this season, and a decision could be made “by Sunday or soon after” on his future.
Jesse Marsch has made it very clear that a new striker is a priority for the club this summer with the club desperate for cover for Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt.
Kalimuendo hit 16 goals in Ligue 1 last season for RC Lens and at just 21-years-old he has a good reputation for finding the back of the net.
New PSG manager Christophe Galtier is said to be impressed by him during pre-season, where he has scored twice in three games, but director of football Luis Campos is keen to cash in on his rising reputation.
A decision is set to be made imminently and Leeds must ensure they’re at the front of the queue for any potential deal. The money is there and the game time can be guaranteed to a degree.
He would fit in well with the style that Marsch wants to implement and it would mean that Leeds are able to look towards finishing their business with a new left-back in time for the opening game against Wolves next week.
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