According to Centotrentuno, Leeds are very close to signing Nahitan Nández from Cagliari.
The Italian news outlet states believe ‘all that remains’ for Leeds to sign the 25-year-old is for them to pay his €36 million (£31 million) release clause.
That is despite the fact Inter Milan and Roma are also trying to sign the 35-cap Uruguay international.
Now, that might sound bizarre to you, but there could be something in it.
Andrea Radrizzani has a good relationship with Cagliari
A recent report from Calciomercato claimed that Leeds supremo Andrea Radrizzani has a good relationship with Tommaso Giulini.
Giulini is the President of Cagliari. Calciomercato believe their friendship could see Leeds offered a discount on the signing of Nández.
Additionally, the pull of playing for Marcelo Bielsa as a South American certainly shouldn’t be understated.
Inter Milan can offer him Champions League football.
However, with an icon in Bielsa at the helm, and a friend of Cagliari’s President involved, Leeds might have a shot at this deal.
By the sounds of it, Leeds fans would love Nández if he arrived at Elland Road.
The midfielder has been described as a player who leaves every last drop of sweat out on the pitch, something that those already at Leeds tend to do most weeks.
In that respect, he should fit right in.
In other news, Reported Rangers and Crystal Palace target has been released, £4m man available for free