Leeds United continue to push for the signing of Paris Saint-Germain striker Arnaud Kalimuendo. 90 minutes understands.
The 20-year-old has been at the top of Jesse Marsh’s wish list this summer as the boss’s eyes contest for Patrick Bamford, whose absence was felt by Leeds last season as they struggled in front of goal.
Kalimuendo, who scored 12 goals in 34 appearances on loan with Lens last season, is seen as a man to strengthen Leeds‘ attack and sources have confirmed that 90 minutes That the Whites are close to reaching an agreement with PSG on the transfer fee.
Leeds has indicated a willingness to pay close to €25m for PSG The academy graduates and that fee is close to being approved by Ligue 1 side sporting director Luis Campos, but the problem for Leeds is that new PSG coach Christophe Gaultier does not want to lose Kalimuendo.
The youngster recently looked six minutes off the bench in a Trophée des Champions win, coming ahead of fellow striker Mauro Icardi as Gallier looked to hand Kalimuendo a long-term role in his squad.
Kalimuendo has indicated a willingness to join Leeds this summer but is believed to be in no hurry to leave PSG, where he still has two years left to run out of his contract.
Success in the deal will depend on whether Gaultier can be persuaded to part ways with Kalimuendo. Boss already has both Kylian Mbappe and Hugo Ekitic signed in the summer, meaning Kalimuendo could only be third in the pecking order at the Parc des Princes.
Leeds are already busy in the transfer market this summer, bringing in Brendan Aaronsson, Luis Sinisterra, Tyler Adams, Rasmus Christensen, Mark Roca and Darko Gybi for around £90m, and any deal for Kalimuendo will answer their expenses. will take in £100m mark.