The Evening Standard report that Leeds United and Wolves are ‘concerned’ Chelsea will hijack a move to sign £15m-rated Matheus Cunha in January – with the Brazil international looking set for a move to England next month.

Cunha, 23, has been linked with Leeds in the past. But he joined Atletico Madrid from RB Leipzig. Since his move to Spain, he has been poor. The attacker has only scored seven goals in 54 games for Diego Simeone’s Atleti side.

The Athletic report that Atleti will be willing to sell Cunha for just £15million next month. They need to sell players in order to re-invest. Leeds are keen to reignite their interest and bring Cunha to the Premier League ahead of January.

A report from 90Min claims that Leeds have actually opened talks to land Cunha. But it appears that Leeds are not alone. Wolves in the same boat as Leeds in being worried about a move from Chelsea – who may hijack a £15m deal.

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Leeds and Wolves concerned Chelsea will hijack Cunha move in January

Leeds desperately need a striker. Cunha would be a wonderful signing for the Whites, with Patrick Bamford injured once again – having undergone surgery in Munich. Rodrigo has been in fine form, but he needs help up top.

Joe Gelhardt of course, is supplying cover. But Leeds need better in the final third and a move for Cunha makes sense. Able to play in a number of positions in the final third, Cunha can offer quality even when Bamford is back.

For a bargain price of just £15m, Leeds would be making a real signal of intent by bringing in Cunha. Whether or not they can get a deal done for the Atleti ace, with Chelsea now said to be keen, remains to be seen come January.

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