Leeds United have joined the race to sign Avellino defender Layousse Diallo, according to claims in the Italian media. The youngster has impressed for the Serie B side so far this season, starting five of Avellino’s first six league games.

Otto Pagine have claimed a number of clubs are taking an interest in Diallo with one of those being Leeds United. The 19-year-old left back only joined his current club in the summer when he signed a three-year contract.

However, this hasn’t deterred Leeds United in the pursuit for the player, but will face competition from AS Monaco, Watford and unconfirmed German sides.

Diallo has also revealed there are big clubs monitoring him, but for now he just wants to concentrate on playing for Avellino.

“The interest of many big clubs in me? Sincerely I’m focused on Avellino. I have to correct some flaws; they tell me I’m too impulsive. I’ll try to improve. My natural role is to left-back and that’s why my idol is Marcelo,” said the youngster.

Since speculation Charlie Taylor could leave Leeds United the Championship side have been linked with possible left back replacements. Leeds United were firstly linked with Benfica’s Alexis Scholl in the summer followed by Zulte-Waregem defender Bryan Vebroom late into the window.