Having already signed Rodrigo and Robin Koch for the first-team, Leeds United are continuing their transfer window by attempting to bolster their midfield.
That’s what the Italian media would have you believe, with Marcelo Bielsa allegedly targeting Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul.
There has been talk of bids being made by Andrea Radrizzani, but none have been deemed satisfactory by Gino Pozzo just yet.
Furthermore, Zenit St Petersburg appear to be the main competition for the Argentine, but there has now been a warning from Stefano Pontoni, the owner of website TuttoUdinese, about another team: Juventus.
Speaking to Calciostyle about the Serie A side’s situation with their star player, he said: “De Paul, according to me, will leave Udine in the end. Juventus can be the good destination, because [Andrea] Pirlo rates him. [Igor] Tudor, who managed him at Udinese, recommended him.
“Dybala did too. €30m plus a counterpart and the deal can be done. Beware of Leeds too, with Bielsa who would do anything to get him”.
It appears this deal is entirely being pushed by the Argentine manager at Elland Road, and it shows how badly those in charge want to please the man who got them back in the Premier League.
We’ll have to wait and see what comes of all this, but if the money is there, it seems foolish to let a player like De Paul slip through their fingers.