Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley has emerged as a summer target for Leeds United.

For the past few weeks, multiple reports from the Italian media have made various claims on Whites efforts to sign the 28-year-old.

Fulham wanted to sign the defender in the last summer window and the Cottagers came close to securing his signature for €10-12m, before the deal collapsed.

The Gambia international has put last summer’s disappointment behind him and has starred for the Serie A side this campaign.

Taking his performances into account, it’s possible that several clubs may knock on the Blucerchiati’s door after this season. That’s according to Club Doria 46.

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As per the report, ‘interesting offers’ for Colley could arrive in the upcoming window, and Marcelo Bielsa’s side get a mention, along with Napoli.

The Naples club may be interested in the player to replace Nikola Maksimović. Regarding Leeds, the report explains the Premier League side ‘continue to test the waters’ for his signing.

Sampdoria chairman Massimo Ferrero could allow Colley to leave the club, if there’s an offer of €15m.

Meanwhile, Colley’s club teammate Lorenzo Tonelli has shared his views on the recent takes comparing him with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.

“In order for the comparison to hold up, he too must take the step of confirming himself at Koulibaly’s level. I am referring to a club like Napoli where you play for the top and also in Europe,” Tonelli told Il Secolo XIX.

“He certainly has the potential, and if he improves his concentration, as he is already doing a lot this year, we can talk about it.”