On January 11th, La Lazio Siamo Noi reported Leeds United have joined Hull City in the chase for the transfer of Vedat Muriqi in the winter market.
Since then, there have been several reports in Italy explaining the Whites’ interest in the player and Lazio’s need to carry out exits before bringing in new players to the club in January.
Corriere dello Sport again explain the Serie A side’s need to raise funds as the business they have carried out so far this month in not sufficient for them to make new signings.
Muriqi, who struggled since joining the Biancocelesti from Fenerbahçe in 2020, is ‘always considered to be leaving Lazio’. However, Maurizio Sarri’s side are finding it difficult to get rid of the 27-year-old.
Their challenge has become more tough after Hull City discarded the option to sign the Kosovo international in January.
Acun Ilıcalı, a Turkish businessman, has completed the takeover of the Championship club. As per reports from Turkey, Fatih Karagümrük’s Aleksandar Pešić has now become the primary target for the Tigers.
These claims are relayed by Corriere dello Sport, who then mention Marcelo Bielsa’s side. The Italian newspaper explains ‘Leeds United remain standing’, while there is also interest from West Bromwich Albion in the striker.
With Hull City no longer a suitor for Muriqi, Leeds have one less competitor in the chase for the Lazio player.