By Danny Mills

22nd Dec, 2020 | 7:00am

'If Leeds can get a player like that…' - Exclusive: Mills wowed by plan to sign 23-yr-old

Danny Mills has claimed Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori would be a great addition to the Leeds United squad.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Whites and England full-back insisted his former club will have to weigh up how much a potential loan deal would cost.

Football Insider revealed last week the Yorkshire giants are keeping close tabs on Tomori as they assess potential options to strengthen their defence.

Marcelo Bielsa has been without summer signings Robin Koch and Diego Llorente in recent weeks meaning Luke Ayling has lined up at the heart of defence alongside Liam Cooper.

The Whites shipped six goals against Manchester United on Sunday meaning they have now conceded 30 times this season – the most in the Premier League.

Asked by Football Insider whether Tomori could help Leeds ease their defensive woes, Mills said: “He’s a good player, he’s a quality player, that’s for sure. If you can get a player like that…

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“It’s just about how much is he going to cost? Will Chelsea let him out? Will they pay some of his wages? And will they expect a large loan fee? They’re the negotiations that need to be had.

“Would he add strength to the squad? Yes, but at what price does that come? They’re the options you have to weigh up.”

Tomori enjoyed a breakout year for Chelsea last season where he played 22 games across all competitions and earned a first call up to the England senior squad.

However, with the arrival of Thiago Silva in the summer, the 23-year-old has been limited to just one Premier League appearance this term.

In other news, Football Insider can reveal Barnsley have had a six-figure bid accepted for a 21-year-old Leeds United academy product.