Both Newcastle United and Chelsea are interested in signing Illan Meslier, with RMC Sport claiming that the goalkeeper could leave Leeds United as early as this month.

Meslier has one of our best players this season. The 22-year-old has rediscovered his best form and has saved Leeds a number of points already this term.

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It appears that his development is back on track after a difficult season last year. But unfortunately for Leeds, that appears to have prompted a number of sides to take an interest.

Newcastle want Meslier

According to a report from RMC Sport, both Newcastle and Chelsea want Meslier. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are also admirers of the Frenchman.

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Worryingly, the report claims that Meslier could leave Leeds in this window. The Whites are determined to hold onto the youngster, well aware that replacing him is going to be incredibly difficult.

Unless a club makes a truly ridiculous offer, there is absolutely no way that Leeds should even pick up the phone for conversations about Meslier’s future.

We are in trouble once again this season. So selling Meslier would make absolutely no sense when he has been one of our best players so far.

Leeds have the potential to get themselves out of bother in this window. We have already seen the club announce the arrival of Maximilian Wober. And fans will be hoping that more signings are on their way.

Selling Meslier would be a step in the wrong direction. Neither Kristoffer Klaesson and Joel Robles are on his ‘excellent‘ level right now. And finding a replacement will not come cheap.

Meslier is likely to leave at some stage. However, Leeds need to focus on keeping him for as long as possible.

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