Leeds prepare £15m swoop to reunite with England international


Leeds are set to make a bid of £15m as they seek to bring an England international back to the club where he made his name.

The Whites have been linked with acquisitions across every area of their squad so far this window.

A recent report spoke of the club having a ‘free-run’ at an Arsenal star if they act on their interest. While an improved bid is set to be launched for an ex-Liverpool forward impressing in Scotland.

But now, the latest report from The Daily Star states that a rather more familiar face could soon return to Elland Road.

The publication reveal that Leeds are ‘preparing a £15m swoop’ to re-sign Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook.

The 23-year-old, who earned his first senior cap for England in 2018, departed Leeds for the South Coast for £6m four years ago.

But with The Cherries suffering relegation this season, an exodus of talent has emerged as the club attempt to balance the books.

Nathan Ake has already left for Man City in a deal worth £41m, while goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has joined Sheffield Utd.

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Cook open to Leeds return?

Cook could be next in line, with his comments about Leeds prior to Bournemouth’s relegation hinting he’d very much be open to a return.

“I don’t know what the reception would be like if I went back [to play against Leeds] with Bournemouth, but I loved my time there so it’d be good to play them next season,” he said (via The Star)

“When I was there, unfortunately, we didn’t get there but like I say, they’re playing great football right now and it looks like a great place to be with the fans really taking to the team.

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“Hopefully they can get there, I’m sure they will with the football they’re playing which is top quality. When I have seen it, it’s been great to watch.”

“I’ve spoken to a few of the lads that are still there, I think everyone knows, you can see even if you don’t know him (Marcelo Bielsa) like I don’t that he’s a great manager, he’s top, top.

“A lot of other managers say the same, the way he has them playing is great and he must be doing something right.”

Meanwhile, a Valencia striker would reportedly be interested in a move to Leeds United and could be available for less than originally thought this summer.