Leeds United continue to be named as a contender to sign Vedat Muriqi during the January transfer window, with Lazio Siamo Noi naming the Premier League club among the contenders to sign the striker.

It’s explained that Lazio need exits before they can bring signings in during the January window, and the business they have done so far in the winter market hasn’t been sufficient in terms of helping their financial situation.

Muriqi has been something of a disappointment since arriving at the Serie A club from Fenerbahce, and his wife recently made clear they haven’t settled well and travel back to Istanbul whenever they get the opportunity.

CSKA Moscow have also been heavily linked, but Lazio director Igli Tare has denied claims Muriqi is close to the Russian club. Despite that it’s still stated the CSKA option is genuine, with Tare’s comments largely dismissed.

Leeds United would surely only be interested in a loan deal, regardless of whether there’s an option or not, and the 27-year-old’s view on a move to Elland Road hasn’t been shared.

There’s obviously been assumptions he’d prefer a return to Turkish football, where he became a Fener hero, however, Super Lig clubs would likely struggle to finance a loan move unless Muriqi took a big pay cut.