Leeds United are one of a host of Premier League sides interested in Habib Diarra, with Manchester City also keeping an eye on the 19-year-old.
That is according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (21/5; page 59), which notes that almost half of the division are monitoring the Strasbourg starlet ahead of the summer.
The Ligue 1 side are open to selling Habib Diarra. However, they want around £20 million for the teenager. And there are a raft of teams ready to try and bring him to England.
Leeds one of the sides keen on Habib Diarra
According to The Sun on Sunday (21/5; page 59), Leeds are keeping tabs on Diarra. But there is also interest from the likes of Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Aston Villa.
Meanwhile, Wolves, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Leicester City have also been to watch the attacking midfielder.
Of course, the very first thing to say is that Leeds will not stand any chance of a deal if we do not keep ourselves in the Premier League. And obviously, Saturday did not prove to be the best day for the Whites.
Diarra is obviously an unproven talent at this stage. He has only made 31 appearances for the first-team. But clearly, the amount of interest in him is a real indicator that there are very high hopes for him.
Leeds fans will have mixed feelings. Signing anyone who can play in a number of roles in the middle of the park would be very welcome.
Tyler Adams has been an inspired addition. Weston McKennie and Marc Roca have had bright moments. But it says everything about the lack of progress the squad has made that Adam Forshaw has looked like our best midfielder in Sam Allardyce’s first two games in charge.
Diarra looks to be at his best slightly further forward. But number 10 has also been a weakness for Leeds, with Brenden Aaronson failing to build on a very bright start.
Clearly, signing Diarra would be a coup for Leeds. But spending £20 million of whatever budget we have on another young player with a big future will not sit right with fans at all.