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Transfer round-up: Real Madrid and Juventus stars linked with Leeds, as Leicester reportedly eye Bielsa's breakthrough talent

Unusually, Leeds have been repeatedly mentioned in the rumour mill this week despite it being February – months away from the next transfer window. But the reports claim that the Whites could sign both a Juventus player and a Real Madrid star – but lose a current, in-form star to Leicester.

The Whites are expected to be busy this summer, having spent big last summer – but failed to make a single signing during the January 2021 window. A left-back, midfielder and perhaps another creative player are expected to be bought – while some could also depart. Here are the latest reports:

Swap deal with Champions League side?

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Some reports claim that Leeds could be about to do business with Juventus. Douglas Costa, currently on loan at Bayern Munich, has entered the last 18 months of his contract with Andrea Pirlo’s side and a summer exit is expected. CalcioMercato24 say Leeds are interested, but Juve will look to take advantage of that interest by requesting Rodrigo Moreno is put forward as a straight swap – with both rated at £21.5million.

Battling Everton for Real Madrid man – on a free

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Lucas Vazquez, 29, is set to see his Real Madrid contract expire in the summer – and after more than 200 appearances for The Galacticos, a move to England is on the cards. Spanish outlet Cuatro claims both Leeds and Everton are interested in signing Vazquez – with the Whites ready to offer £83,000 a week to sign the nine-time Spain international. AC Milan and Napoli are also said to be interested.

Leicester eye Leeds left-footer

Pascal Struijk has emerged as a crucial part of a Leeds side that have endured somewhat of a crisis at centre-back. It has been on a par with Liverpool, with Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Liam Cooper all spending time on the sidelines through injury. De Telegraaf have claimed that both Leicester and Napoli want to sign Struijk this summer – but it remains to be seen where Struijk’s head is at.

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