Caleb Ekuban was first linked to Leeds United in June, and the claims were pretty much brushed over. But even back then it appeared there was likely something in the story. Owned by Chievo Verona, impressing last year on loan with Partizani Tirana, Ekuban wasn’t an obvious name to pluck out of thin air for Leeds.

On June 10th, Ekuban was linked with Apoel Nicosia, Thomas Christiansen’s former club, and five days later it was announced the manager would be Leeds United’s new boss.

On July 3rd, Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport said Ekuban was ‘directed towards’ Leeds United. Three days ago, TMW said the forward was ‘one step away’ from Leeds United, and on Monday Gazzetta Di Mantova said the transfer was all done, just awaiting an announcement.

Tuesday’s edition of L’Arena newspaper, from Verona, reports that Ekuban is ‘travelling’ to sign for Leeds United, and will be part of the club’s ‘relaunch’ this summer. L’Arena make sure to point out that Championship side Leeds United is a well respected club, determined to get back to the top of English football.