Leeds face competition from AC Milan to land £4m strike target

Date published: Friday 26th January 2018 1:13

Leeds are facing tough competition to try and land strike target Tyler Roberts from West Brom before the January transfer window shuts.

The Championship outfit had a £4million bid for the attacker turned down by the Baggies last week, with boss Thomas Christiansen picking out the 19-year-old as a crucial addition to the club’s faltering hopes of winning promotion back to the Premier League this season.

However, a report in The Sun claims that Italian giants Milan, Sampdoria and Torino have all been alerted to the the news that Roberts is available for transfer and have shown their interest.

Indeed, Gazzetta dello Sport states that scouts from Serie A have been watching the player, who has only just returned from a loan spell at Walsall.

Baggies boss Alan Pardew is said to be in favour of keeping the highly-rated young forward, who is out of contract in the summer and could leave for a compensation fee of around £300,000.

French giants Marseille and La Liga outfit Alaves have also been tipped to try and sign Roberts, who has yet to make up his mind if he wants to try and force his way into the first team at The Hawthorns or start a new adventure elsewhere.


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