Top Italian transfer specialist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Leeds have made an approach for Juventus striker Moise Kean.
Kean is currently on loan with Serie A side Hellas Verona until the summer, where he has made 15 appearances and scored two goals.
Di Marzio made the claim on his official website and also stated that leeds were hoping to tempt him with a wage hike until the summer.
However, Di Marzio reports that he thinks the move is unlikely, with the player set to stay at Verona and complete his loan.
The news comes after Thomas Christiansen confirmed that Leeds were in the market for a striker in January.
Talking in his pre-match press conference when asked about a January striker move, Christiansen said, “That could be a possibility. As I said, the market is very difficult right now, but if it helps the team, of course.”
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds want to sign a striker in January but Christiansen has confirmed that the market is tough. They’ve been quoted £8m for Jordan Hugill and it looks like they’re not willing to spend that much. This looks like a casual enquiry, with the player seemingly enjoying a successful loan move in Italy, and Juventus waiting to take him back. Leeds are reportedly willing to increase his wages but it would still require both clubs to agree and with the player enjoying regular first-team football in Italy it looks highly unlikely to happen. We still think Leeds would be better off with striker that’s proven at the Championship level. Too many overseas transfers don’t work or take too much time to bed in.
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