At the start of this month, Het Laatste Nieuws reported Leeds United defender Laurens De Bock met with Zulte Waregem officials to discuss a potential transfer.

HLN had also explained talks between the two parties were ‘going in the right direction’.

Het Nieuwsblad provides a short update on the left-back and their title reads, ‘Zulte Waregem: Laurens De Bock on the way’.

Within the report, they state the Jupiler Pro League side ‘hope to complete’ the Belgian’s signing ‘soon’.

It’s claimed the ‘negotiations were difficult’, likely between Marcelo Bielsa’s side and Zulte Waregem. However, there has been progress and things seem to be moving forward towards a resolution.

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According to the newspaper, the 27-year-old has ‘no future’ at Elland Road, even though his contract with the Whites lasts until 2022.

De Bock joined the Championship leaders from Club Brugge in January 2018, six months before Bielsa arrived at the club.

The former Athletic Bilbao manager didn’t include the Belgian in his plans, which is why the player had to spend the last two seasons out on loan at KV Oostende, Sunderland and ADO Den Haag.