Sources: Leeds move to complete O'Brien medical by Friday morning after new bid tabled to fend off Palace
Leeds United have submitted a new bid for Lewis O’Brien as they work to sign him by Friday morning, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The Yorkshire giants are closing in on the Huddersfield midfielder, 22, amid strong interest from Crystal Palace, as this site revealed last week.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club want O’Brien registered by lunchtime on Friday so he can be named in their squad for Saturday’s clash against Everton.
The Yorkshire giants are lining up a medical for O’Brien if they can agree a fee with Huddersfield.
There is expected to be no issue with personal terms as the player has made it clear to Terriers chiefs he wants to join Leeds.
Football Insider revealed last Friday (13th August) that the midfielder is very keen to link up with Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
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The Championship outfit released a statement last week confirming the strong interest in O’Brien and that they had “rejected two offers for him”.
Huddersfield had been holding out for their asking price of nearly £10million to be met.
They were dismissive of Leeds’ opening offer – revealed by this site on 6th August – of no more than £3million.
But United have now upped their bid and that could be enough to seal a deal and the breakthrough Bielsa is seeking.
O’Brien has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Huddersfield.
However, the Terriers do have the option of triggering a one-year extension clause.