As has been revealed by Andrea Radrizzani over the past few days, Leeds United were after a striker during the January transfer window.
His ambition led him to make a move for Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimović because why wouldn’t he, but there were also more reasonable targets on his radar too.
In the end, a loan for Jean-Kévin Augustin was organised, but that hasn’t exactly been a success.
While there is a clause in the Frenchman’s contract that he would be bought for €21m should Leeds get promoted, that hasn’t happened yet, and if the season gets cancelled and is deemed void, then he might just return to RB Leipzig.
Should that happen, it appears the Championship side have another target in mind with FC Metz’s Habib Diallo, or they could just be considering him on top of Augustin.
Le Foot are the ones reporting this in France, claiming Leeds, alongside Chelsea, Leicester City and Crystal Palace, are interested in the 24-year-old, who would cost a ‘minimum of €20m’.
Scoring 12 goals in 26 appearances for the Ligue 1 side, the Senegal international is certainly an interesting prospect for Marcelo Bielsa, should the Argentine manager stay beyond this season.
Interest doesn’t mean a move will be made, however, so we’ll be keeping an eye on all of this in the coming weeks.