The Independent report that Leeds United would only have to pay a figure of £5.75million to lure Arne Slot to Elland Road from Feyenoord – but they are awaiting a decision from the Dutch gaffer, who is finding it tough to leave.

Having played in the Eredivisie for his entire career, and continued in The Netherlands throughout his management career so far, Slot has never won the League title. After 20 games, he has taken Feyenoord to the top of the table.

They stand a real chance, with just 14 games to play in the top tier of Dutch football. But Leeds are calling and it was reported yesterday, by the Independent’s Miguel Delaney, that Slot is “seriously considering” a move to Elland Road.

But given he has never won the League title in a country he is from, has played in, and managed his entire life – it is understandable why he might not want to go. But if he does choose to join Leeds – he will only cost a fee of £5.75m.

Feyenoord Rotterdam v NEC Nijmegen: Round of 16 - Dutch Cup
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Leeds would only have to pay £5.75million to lure Slot to Elland Road

Slot has starred in his role as Feyenoord manager. Coaching Luis Sinisterra last season, he guided Feyenoord to the Europa Conference League final – only to lose 1-0 to Jose Mourinho’s Roma. This season, he is on course for a title.

Leeds have a chance, but it looks as though Slot is finding it hard to leave the Eredivisie leaders. It hinges on his stance. So, where else will Leeds turn? It might be time we start to find a manager that is currently out of work.

The Record say Al-Ittihad’s Nuno Espirito Santo could come into the mix. A manager Rodrigo knows well from his time at Valencia. But the club could also turn to managers not in a job – Rafa Benitez, Ralph Hasenhuttl or more.

Dutch Cup: round of 16"Feyenoord Rotterdam v N.E.C Nijmegen"
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