Serie A side Roma have held ‘some talks with Leeds United‘ over midfielder Amadou Diawara, who is also of interest to Arsenal.
That’s according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, who say the Italians are looking for €30m if they are to sell the Guinean international this summer.
It’s been widely expected that Leeds will look to improve their squad as they look to ensure Premier League survival in their first year back.
Improving the centre of midfield seems to be among Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, with links to several midfielders already in this transfer window.
Diawara is the latest name to add to that list, with Gazzetta stating that there have been ‘some talks’ with Leeds about him.
The newspaper explains that Roma have ‘doubts’ about whether the 23-year-old will be staying with the club this summer as he is ‘liked’ by Arsenal too.
Roma are not keen on selling and have placed a €30m asking price on his head, a significant amount considering they paid €21m to sign him from Napoli a year ago.
Whether Leeds would be willing to pay such a figure isn’t mentioned. In fact, their interest seems to be nothing more than a passing one at present.
The likelihood is that Diawara is on a list of a number of players that they are looking at this summer as Victor Orta and Bielsa look to build a squad capable of staying in the Premier League.