French outlet Media Foot claim that Leeds United are interested in signing RC Lens midfielder Seko Fofana this month – but the Whites face competition in the race for the Ligue 1 side’s captain from French sides Monaco and OGC Nice.

Fofana, 27, is currently captaining a side that are performing well above their weight. They sit second in Ligue 1, having beaten leaders PSG to win 3-1 last time out. Fofana himself has had a hand in eight goals during 16 games this term.

The eight-time Ivory Coast international has played in England before – albeit, without making a senior appearance. He spent more than three years on the books at Manchester City, before leaving in 2016. He joined Serie A side Udinese.

Media Foot say that Leeds are keen on Fofana. They says Nice and Monaco are preparing bids to sign the eye-catching star in the summer. But, Leeds also want to sign him. It is unclear if Leeds will make a move in the January window.

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It comes after CMW claim that Napoli have made an offer worth £26.5million to sign Angers star Azzedine Ounahi. A player that Leeds also bid for, Foot Mercato say Leeds tabled £17.5million. But Napoli are on pole, outbidding Leeds.

Leeds interested in signing RC Lens midfielder and captain Seko Fofana

Fofana would be a terrific signing. Though he is not the normal kind of player that Leeds go after – given he is 27 years of age – he adds something Leeds lack. A central midfielder capable of getting forward, scoring and creating goals.

Fabrizio Romano recently reported that Arsenal are interested, and he could cost £35million. So, a big fee for. But one that is more than deserving given his form for Lens – the heartbeat of a side sitting second in France. Fingers crossed.

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