Burnley looking to raid Leeds for two key Bielsa men

Date published: Sunday 14th July 2019 11:40 - Robert McCarthy

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Burnley are reportedly interested in signing key Leeds United duo Kemar Roofe and Mateusz Klich this summer.

Both players were influential for a Leeds side that reached the Championship play-off semi-finals last season before defeat to Derby.

Roofe’s goals spearheaded Leeds into automatic promotion contention, with the 26-year-old netting 15 times in all competitions, despite missing almost three months of the campaign through injury.

However, the forward only has one year left on his contract at Elland Road and that led to talk of a potential move to Scottish giants Rangers – although that was quickly ruled out.

Klich made a huge improvement under Marcelo Bielsa’s management last season, having been frozen out by Thomas Christiansen in the previous campaign.

The Poland international scored 10 goals and laid on nine assists for Leeds last term, but the midfielder’s contract is also due to run out next summer and Football Insider claims that the Clarets are interested in signing both players.

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Sean Dyche’s men have already added former striker Jay Rodriguez back to their squad this summer, but the Burnley boss is still on the lookout for more attacking options.

Leeds have already brought in a number of new faces this summer, but will be loathed to lose two of their most important players as they look for another promotion push this season.


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