French outlet Jeunes Footeux claim Wednesday’s opponents AS Monaco are battling Leeds United to sign Club Brugge attacker Noa Lang in the January transfer window – with Leeds reportedly keen to get a deal done for Lang “soon”.

Lang, 23, has long been linked with a move to Elland Road. But instead of a switch to Yorkshire, he joined Brugge on loan in 2020, before a move was made permanent in 2021. He has gone on to have a hand in 59 goals in 103 games.

The Netherlands star, who was a part of Louis van Gaal’s squad in Qatar, could leave Brugge in January. Dean Jones says that having missed out on his World Cup teammate Cody Gakpo, Leeds will look to “push” for Lang “soon”.

But Leeds will not be alone in their pursuit of the ex-Ajax star. Indeed, Leeds take on French giants Monaco this week on Wednesday – and the report says that Monaco are interested in Lang. JF also reports that a move will cost £35m.

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Monaco battling Leeds to sign Brugge attacker Lang, rated at £35m

It is an expensive fee for a player that is yet to play on one of Europe’s top-five leagues. But his numbers from out wide are incredible. He is as creative, as much as he is a goal threat. So, while expensive, you would back him to impress.

Speed, flair, tenacity, goals and assists – he has everything you would want from a wide player. Whether Leeds actually need another winger is up for debate. Perhaps, the form of Jack Harrison and Luis Sinisterra’s injuries are an issue.

Monaco may also prove to be more tempting than Leeds. They sit in sixth place in Ligue 1 and remain in the Europa League, qualifying for the knockout stages. They face Leverkusen in the round of 16. Hefty competition, for Leeds.

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