The defensive midfielder has featured 17 times this season in all competitions for Croatian top-tier club HNK Rijeka and is regarded as one of Croatia’s biggest young talents.
Frank Lampard has put in an offer between €3m to €4m, but the Croatian outfit have said they won’t allow the player to leave for less than €5m, according to Tportal.
According to 24 Sata, Lepinjica’s departure is ‘very possible’ this month, however his destination remains uncertain.
The Croatian Under-21 international is a holding midfielder who is know for his hard tackling and excellent passing ability, who can comfortably slot into the centre-back position when required.
Leeds boss Marco Bielsa could look to utilise the Croatian u21 as backup for Kalvin Phillips, whilst Slaven Bilic will see Lepinjica as a potential long-term replacement for 38-year-old Gareth Barry.
Lepinjica’s contract is set to expire at the end of June 2024.