Italian club Torino have seen a bid for Manchester City attacker Ian Poveda rejected by the Premier League giants, according to TuttoMercadoWeb.
This will come as a real boost for Leeds United, who are thought to also be interested in striking a deal with Pep Guardiola’s side for the youngster.
Leeds Live’s Beren Cross had previously reported that the Whites were in pole position to complete a deal to land his signature, although there hasn’t been any further development on this potential deal.
Leeds are currently sat second in the Championship table, but have struggled in recent weeks, which has seen the promotion-chasing pack behind them close in.
They now only have a four point lead over third-placed Brentford, and they’ll be hoping they can pick up a much-needed win when they return to action against Millwall on 28th January.
The Whites have already had their fair share of injuries this season, with the likes of Adam Forshaw and Tyler Roberts being just some of the players that have been sidelined at times during this year’s campaign.
So, depth in attacking areas of the Leeds team are certainly needed, and Poveda could be in line to sign up for Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the near future.
It’s set to be a somewhat frantic end to this month’s transfer window, and the Elland Road faithful will surely be hoping that Poveda and other potential transfer targets can arrive before the deadline.
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This could potentially be a boost for Leeds in their pursuit of Poveda.
It’s no secret that they’ve been keen to land his signature in this month’s transfer window, and you have to imagine that if they’re to win promotion to the Premier League, then he could play a starring role in the future.
It’ll be interesting to see if Leeds act swiftly now, as it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see Torino submit another offer for the forward.
Leeds definitely need attacking depth in this month’s transfer window, as they only have Patrick Bamford as their senior option at the moment.