HSV Hamburg are eyeing a move for Leeds United youngster Crysencio Summerville before the end of the January transfer window.

That’s according to BILD, who say the talks between Leeds and HSV are ‘gaining speed and intensity’ as Summerville fits the German side’s profile requirement ‘perfectly’.

They consider the youngster a ‘fast whirlwind’ who can provide the alternative to current stars Bakery Jatta and Faride Alidou that they’ve been looking for for weeks.

A move is possible as Summerville ‘wants to play more’, having managed just a handful of Premier League appearances under Marcelo Bielsa so far.

He was already eyeing a move in the summer transfer window, and it remains the same this month, with HSV one option, and there are also offers from the Netherlands.

Hamburg want a deal this month, but sports directors Jonas Boldt and Michael Mutzel are looking for a solution ‘beyond the summer’ as Alidou is set to join Frankfurt at that point.

That suggests they might ask for a long-term loan deal, but whether Leeds would sanction it is another matter.

Summerville’s current contract expires in 2023, so they’re unlikely to finalise any loan deal until he extends that, merely just to protect themselves.

There is also the issue of wages, with HSV ‘far removed’ from the wage structure in England. In other words, they can’t afford to pay Summerville what he’s currently earning at Leeds.

Their interest in the youngster is there, though, and talks are underway to make some sort of deal happen before the end of the current transfer window.