Leeds United are preparing an early move for Jack Harrison as they look to wrap up the re-signing of the Manchester City winger, Football Insider can reveal.
The 22-year-old return to his parent club following a season on loan at United, where he made 34 league starts among 42 appearances.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Marcelo Bielsa has given the green light for a second loan spell for Harrison as he believes the wide man has genuine star quality.
The United manager spoke of his desire to bring Harrison back during extensive discussions with the club about his own second Championship campaign, which was confirmed when the club triggered the option in his contract earlier this week.
A permanent deal for the Premier League player is not feasible for Leeds as they have limited funds this summer after their failure to secure promotion.
The source explained that City value Harrison at around the £7.5million mark, but Leeds hope they can persuade the treble winners to loan him out for another season and discussions are set to take place soon.
Harrison joined City from their sister club New York City in January of last year before he was immediately loaned out to Middlesbrough for the second half of last season.
His form was mixed at Elland Road, with some sparking performances mixed with poor ones and there was criticism of his end product, which yielded four goals and four assists in total.
In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that the club have been told it will cost £6.2million to seal attacker deal as talks set to begin.