Exclusive: Leeds to open talks with international star over new deal

EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey

Leeds United are ready to open talks with Mateusz Klich over a new contract, Football Insider can reveal.

The Poland international, 29, has become a key player at United after reigniting his career under Marcelo Bielsa last season following a wretched debut campaign in England.

Klich has entered the final year of the three-year deal he signed in 2017 and a Leeds source has told Football Insider the club are primed to offer him an extension to his contract.

This comes after Football Insider revealed last weekend that Burnley are plotting a late-window double swoop for Klich and his Elland Road teammate Kemar Roofe.

Both are out of contract next summer and Leeds are vulnerable to losing them as the Premier League club look to take advantage of United’s financial problems after failing to secure promotion last season.

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Klich is increasingly in demand after nailing down a regular starting place at Leeds and re-establishing himself as a key player for Poland, for whom he has now won 19 full caps.

Remarkably, the international ace started all 48 of Leeds’ league and play-off games last season, scoring 10 goals and supplying nine assists from midfield.

As revealed by Football Insider, Klich was among the internationals and new signings who have been left behind at Thorp Arch to work on their fitness rather than join the rest of the squad on the pre-season tour of Australia.

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