Sources: Leeds may sign rising stars from giants amid talks today
Leeds United are set to get the pick of the Paris Saint-Germain rising stars if share sale talks are successful, Football Insider understands.
French publication L’Equipe revealed today that PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has held discussions with United owner Andrea Radrizanni in Doha today.
Any potential deal could be extremely beneficial to manager Marcelo Bielsa, with a French source telling Football Insider that the Yorkshire giants are likely to be given first refusal on signing the club’s best youngsters on loan if a deal is agreed.
This comes at a time when Leeds’ summer transfer strategy is focused on “quality” loan signings from top clubs as well as free transfers and bargain deals.
It remains to be seen which of the youngsters from the French giants could be made available, but that perhaps explains why Bielsa is also involved in the discussions in Doha today.
It is reported that 45-year-old billionaire Al-Khelaifi, who is the chairman of Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), could buy a stake in Leeds with a possible total buyout in the future.
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United are preparing for another season of Championship football after losing to Derby County in the play-off semi-finals following a third-place finish.
Radrizzani has spoken of how Leeds are preparing for a “difficult” summer of recruitment and Football Insider revealed last week the club have set aside £5million for loan signings.
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