Spanish website La Razon claim that Leeds United are the only club threatening to buy Alfonso Pedraza from La Liga side Villarreal and that they are open to his sale if the right offer is tabled – with Inter Milan’s interest fading.

Leeds fans will remember 26-year-old Pedraza after spending the second half of the 2016-17 season on loan at Leeds, under Garry Monk. Our previous boss has said in the past that he is an “exciting” player, “full of potential”.

He played 14 times for Leeds during that spell, scoring a goal against Birmingham City. Since then, he has won his place in Villarreal’s side and blossomed under now Aston Villa manager Unai Emery. Now, Leeds are interested.

Football Espana said this week that Leeds and Inter Milan are interested in Pedraza. GDS say he is rated at £13m. Now, La Razon say Inter’s interest has faded after making an enquiry. Leeds are alone in their pursuit of Pedraza.

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Leeds only club threatening to buy Pedraza with Inter’s interest fading

Leeds are reportedly closing in on the signing of Austria international Max Wober, as per Salzburger Nachrichten. A player that Jesse Marsch has previously managed, and played with Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen.

So, if Leeds do sign Wober, you would expect that like Inter – Leeds’ interest may fade. However, if a move does not materialise for Wober for whatever reason, then Leeds may intensify their interest in Pedraza. He knows the club.

It would be a move that would have the backing of Leeds fans. Pedraza has become a regular for his La Liga side over the last few years. An option that can play as a left-back, or on the wing. £13m for Pedraza does seem cheap.

But, Wober seems to be the priority as we edge closer towards the January window. Leeds of course are after a left-sided defender – which would allow Pascal Struijk to move into the middle of the defence, and replace Liam Cooper.

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