By Daniel Feliciano

10th Jul, 2022 | 7:10pm

Leeds United just £4.2m away from Paris Saint-Germain valuation for Arnaud Kalimuendo

Leeds are close to agreeing a fee with Paris Saint-Germain for striker Arnaud Kalimuendo, with just £4m difference between the asking price and bid tabled.

That’s according to French outlet L’Equipe [July 9], who say PSG have slapped a €25m (£21.1m) asking price on the 20-year-old striker following plenty of interest from clubs around Europe.

Leeds have previously bid around €20m (£16.9m) for the player but saw it rebuffed, but could now return for the player with an asking price now set by the French side.

Kalimuendo scored 12 Ligue 1 goals plus one in the French cup last season to end as RC Lens’ top scorer and has spent two seasons on loan there.

But with Christopher Galtier the new man in charge at the Parc des Princes, the player has been deemed surplus to requirements. Premier League clubs Newcastle, Leicester and Nottingham Forest are also said to have an interest.


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The business that Leeds have done in this transfer window has been swift, efficient and excellent and that seems to be continuing here.

One thing the club absolutely needed this season was a striker after the problems that Patrick Bamford endured in the 2021/22 campaign, with Joe Gelhardt the only other centre forward of note at the club.

But at such a tender age, someone with more first-team experience was necessary and Kalimuendo has that.

Charles De Ketelaere was the obvious first-choice target, but that deal seems dead in the water with the Belgian intent on joining Serie A champions AC Milan instead.

The club have moved on quickly and now seem close to getting a deal done for the man who was next on their list in the Frenchman and hopefully a deal can be closed quickly before other clubs try to step in now that a price has been set.

In other Leeds news, Raphinha’s exit is on hold again according to Sky Sports after a major development in the last 24 hours