Leeds United in talks as they aim to gazump Derby to £3m winger

Date published: Thursday 19th July 2018 10:22

Leeds United are reportedly in talks with Brentford as they try and gazump Derby for the signing of Florian Jozefzoon.

The 27-year-old winger is in demand after impressing with seven goals and seven assists in 39 Championship games last season.

Brentford confirmed they had accepted a bid for the wideman earlier in the week and now the Evening Post claim Leeds are close to matching that offer, believed to be from Derby.

“Personal terms and a medical have yet to be completed,” the Bees said on Twitter on Tuesday.

The Bees value Jozefzoon at around £3million with Derby reportedly having a £1.5million offer rejected last week. And now Leeds are understood to be close to matching the offer from Derby and may even decide to offer more in a bid to speak to the player and lodge their offer of personal terms to the PSV man.

West Brom are also believed to be interested in the player, who, according to the Evening Post has been “approved by head coach Marcelo Bielsa” at Elland Road.

French Guiana-born Jozefzoon has been with Brentford since January 2017, making 62 appearances after signing from PSV in January 2017 for around £400,000.

 

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