Leeds United are one of the clubs interested in Club América star Pedro Aquino but could face competition for his signature.

Yesterday we explained how West Ham had been pulled into the running for Aquino via TUDN journalist Gabiran Araige.

He reported over the weekend that Aquino has an offer from a Premier League club, although he failed to name names.

He stated the offer was being analysed by Club América, who were yet to make a definitive decision on what to do.

This was then picked up by the media in Mexico and somewhat twisted by local outlets, such as TV Azteca, who pointed out that West Ham had recently been interested in Aquino and so could be the unnamed Premier League club.

Now Leeds have been thrown into the mix, with Libero covering those earlier claims and stating that reports ‘from Mexico’ had claimed that Leeds, West Ham and Brentford had him ‘in the sights’ and ‘would seek’ to sign him when the January transfer window opens.

They add that Aquino has a contract with América until 2024, so any club would have to negotiate with them and probably offer a big profit on the $4m América paid for him.

The issue is, we’ve scoured Mexico and can’t find any specific mention of Leeds from anyone, including Araige.

He’s the one who started these rumours, and they seem to have been spun into something more, with Leeds and Brentford now mysteriously drawn into the mix.

As we can’t find anything linking the last two, we’ll have to take this latest rumour with a big pinch of salt, at least until something more concrete turns up, if it does at all.

But should you see this rumour in any form, you at least know where it’s come from, and the shaky foundations it is built on.