Despite Leeds United not necessarily needing a centre-back reinforcement this summer, the Premier League side continue to be linked to Omar Colley.
Just like previous reports of Nicolas Nkoulou, the interest in the Gambia international appears to be Marcelo Bielsa driven, and the Elland Road side are mentioned by Corriere dello Sport on Thursday.
It’s explained, when looking briefly at what Sampdoria’s market could look like this summer, they state that both West Ham and Leeds are ‘monitoring’ the defender, who was impressive under Claudio Ranieri last season.
The 28-year-old was almost ever-present when fit in Serie A, making 29 appearances and scoring two goals, and quickly became one of the more sellable assets the club have.
That’s why SampNews24 explain he is ‘destined to leave’, since he has ‘a lot of market in the Premier League and excellent offers could be deposited on the table’ for his services.
In fact, ‘it’s easy to think that a sale is almost guaranteed’, and while they may not want to actively sell him, the club ‘has no other choice’, at least ‘financially’.
That’s good news for Leeds, although it remains to be seen how badly Bielsa and the Elland Road brass really do need a new centre-back.