Back in September, it was revealed that Leeds United, in search of young talent in midfield, were taking an interest in Toulouse’s Kouadio Konè.
The 19-year-old has been a near ever present player for the Ligue 2 side this season despite his age, and his talent hasn’t gone unnoticed around Europe.
Other than Marcelo Bielsa’s side, Milan have taken note of the France U18 international’s performances, making things a bit more complicated for the Premier League side.
Calciomercato have an update on the situation on Thursday, as they explain the Serie A side are ‘convinced’ that Konè is a sure thing, but Leeds’ interest isn’t helping.
As they explain, Toulouse already want a lot of money (around €10m) and ‘have already had contact with Leeds’.
Milan have taken matters into their own hands, with their director of football, Frederic Massara, having ‘the opportunity to speak with the agents’ of the youngster.
Calciomercato end by saying ‘it remains to be seen whether the eventual operation will be tackled for next summer or already for January’, but if it’s the latter, then Victor Orta and Bielsa will need to act quickly.