By Wayne Veysey

22nd Jul, 2021 | 3:40pm

Sources: Leeds in advanced talks to sign Klaesson after offer tabled

Leeds United are in advanced talks to sign Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson, Football Insider understands.

The Yorkshire giants are keen on making the 20-year-old their third first-team signing of the summer as they work on landing a replacement for Kiko Casilla.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Klaesson is now the top keeper target and discussions are progressing well over a potential deal.

The Premier League outfit have offered a contract to the Valerenga number one and a deal is edging closer.

Leeds have already applied for a work permit for the youngster, who is not yet a full Norway international.

However, he has represented his country all the way through the age groups up to Under-21 level and United are confident of their application being successful.

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Leeds have turned their attention to Klaesson after being snubbed by Newcastle United’s Freddie Woodman.

United made a move to sign the 24-year-old on loan with a view to a permanent deal but pulled the plug after learning he only wants to join a club where he will be first choice.

Aged four years younger, Klaesson is open to being the deputy to Illan Meslier and learning his game under Marcelo Bielsa and his coaching staff.

He has already accumulated 56 first-team appearances for Valerenga, who play in the Norwegian first division.

With the league in full swing, his most recent match was last weekend, a 3-1 defeat to FK Haugesend.

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