Leeds target World Cup striker; fiery Everton midfielder also linked

Date published: Tuesday 7th August 2018 12:15 - Matthew Briggs

Leeds United are watching SC Amiens striker Moussa Konate, according to a report in France.

French sports daily L’Equipe claim that Marcelo Bielsa’s men are tracking 25-year-old Senegal forward, who played at the World Cup in Russia.

Konate has a contract until 2021 with the Ligue 1 outfit and has been interesting Leeds and Brentford, according to the source.

He scored 13 goals in Ligue 1 last season and has has 75 goals in 227 career games.

Bielsa has already added Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough for a fee which could rise to £10million, but the West Yorkshire side could still be in the market for another forward.

The Whites are believed to be looking to add another midfielder and a back-up centre-back and those two positions may well be more of a priority for the Argentinian coach at Elland Road.

Leeds, though, have also been linked with a move for Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic.

The Bosnian is not thought to have a future at Goodison under new boss Marco Silva and Middlesbrough have been mentioned as a suitor for the 25-year-old – the side where he pent the second half of last season.

Bosnian source sportsport claim that Leeds are the latest Championship club to enquire about Besic.

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The report claims “Besic and Bielsa would be a very interesting match” but they doubt whether “Leeds will comply with the requirements of Everton, who have set a fairly high compensation” fee on the player’.

The source also claim West Brom are interested in Besic.


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