Sources: Leeds granted permission to hold talks with forward after bid accepted

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Leeds United have matched Derby County in agreeing a fee with Brentford for wide forward Florian Jozefzoon, Football Insider sources understands.

Brentford confirmed earlier this week that they had accepted a bid for Jozefzoon from an unnamed club, which is understood to be Derby.

However, a well-placed source has told Football Insider that Leeds have now moved to agree a fee in the region of £2.5million with Brentford for the Dutch winger.

Jozefzoon has now been given permission by Brentford to hold talks with both Derby and Leeds over a potential move and the switch will come down to where Jozefzoon wants to go.

Derby boss Frank Lampard and new Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa are both looking to bolster the attacking options at their respective clubs and have made Jozefzoon one of their top targets during this transfer window.

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Jozefzoon has established himself as one of the best wide men outside the Premier League after impressing at Brentford during the last 18 months following his arrival from PSV Eindhoven.

The former Holland Under-21 international made 43 appearances in all competitions last season and chipped in with seven goals and eight assits for Brentford.

In other Leeds United news, the club are working on a deal to sign the most creative player in English football in what would be a sensational transfer.