Earlier on Monday, we covered claims from Gazzetta dello Sport around the future of Rodrigo De Paul. Interest from Juventus, Lazio and Napoli was mentioned, as was Udinese’s asking price.
Gazzetta insisted the Pozzo family, who own the Italian club, want €40m and not a Euro less. It was presented as being non-negotiable, a ‘take it or leave it’ situation.
Corriere dello Sport also covers the potential transfer, and they believe Leeds are ‘serious’. Andrea Radrizzani is leading the chase, wanting to give Marcelo Bielsa the ‘sensational’ signing.
The next 48 hours are said to be ‘decisive’, without a whole lot of reason for that, and it’s claimed Leeds have put ‘close to €35m on the table’.
That figure is just €5m short of what the Pozzo family want, so it sounds like enough to at least test their resolve. Should they refuse to wobble then maybe the difference can be made up in bonus payments.
Corriere don’t suggest any other clubs are at a similar stage to Leeds when it comes to signing De Paul.