Leeds United have reportedly started contacts for the signing of Sporting CP central defender Tobias Figueiredo.

As reported by Portuguese newspaper A Bola today, the clubs are currently talking, and a deal could be done for between €3m and €4m.

Recently back from a loan spell at Nacional, the 23-year-old has been finding it hard to conquer a spot in Sporting’s team, having made only three apparances this season.

It seems Leeds United have no big competition in this race, as A Bola claims the Championship club are the only ones who have made formal contact for the defender.

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After asking about the conditions of a deal, Leeds United were told that the Lions would prefer a permanent transfer, which could be done in January.

But a loan deal is not ruled out either, and as Sporting expect Figueiredo to go, they wait for an official offer to seal the transfer soon.

This one sounds relatively easy for Leeds United to complete.