In recent months we’ve carried several reports talking about Leeds United and Athletic Club Bilbao’s interest in Ibai Gomez of Alaves.

Then Leicester City and from Portuguese club Sporting joined the race for the winger, whose current deal with the La Liga club runs out at the end of the season.

Two days ago, Mundo Deportivo reported that Alaves are in a dilemma whether to allow him to leave in the winter market because they will not be able to match what others clubs are willing to pay on wages.

With several clubs chasing the 29-year-old, Spanish newspaper AS brings the latest update about the situation surrounding the player. 

There’s confidence that Athletic, who now have a new president and technical team, can beat Leeds United and others to Gomez.

Whilst the Championship club once again get a mention, it’s stated the Basque club are now likely to complete the signing in January, paying €4m for their former player.