Leeds United have ruled out a move for Levante midfielder José Campaña, having decided they do not want to match the Spanish side’s asking price.
Marcelo Bielsa is thought to be keen on adding another midfielder to his squad, having chased Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul for several weeks.
So far there has been no movement on that front and, in the interim, links have started to emerge regarding other midfielders.
One of those was Campaña, with Super Deporte reporting yesterday that he was on Leeds’ list of potential targets and that Levante were willing to sell for €30m.
It was made clear it was a ‘difficult operation’ for them to get done given the money they’ve already spent this summer, but the interest was there nonetheless.
Plaza Deportiva pick up on the story today and state that, ‘for the moment’ Leeds have ruled out making a move.
They state that Bielsa and co are ‘not willing’ to start talks with Levante about the figures they are demanding for the midfielder, with that €30m price tag coming up again.
Sources close to Leeds have told the newspaper that ‘the idea is not to negotiate’ for Campaña and they are ‘already moving quickly’ for other options to strengthen their midfield.
Levante and the midfielder have been made aware of this, something the latter is likely to be disappointed by as he was ‘seduced’ by the idea of moving to the Premier League.
That is seemingly not going to happen, though, with Elland Road ‘nowhere near being his home’ as far as Plaza Deportiva are concerned.