The Spanish media are picking up on claims, originally from England, that Leeds United could sign Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad.

Yon Cuezva, a journalist for Spanish newspaper Marca, says he’s been able to back-up claims that talks are ongoing for the defender to sign for the Premier League club.

He adds there’s now ‘serious options’ for the player to leave La Real before the window closes.

Mundo Deportivo have also taken a look at the situation, and they report Real Sociedad would be open to the move. The club have been considering selling Llorente for a while, looking to replace him with a left-footed central defender.

The club’s manager, Imanol Alguacil, wants to sign such a player, and it’s described as being his priority in this transfer window.

Real Sociedad signed LLorente from Real Madrid in 2017, in a deal which cost an initial €6m with bonuses potentially taking that to €8m. Los Blancos are due a percentage of any fee over the €6m figure.

There’s no indication yet of what Leeds United would have to pay to take the player.