Leeds United are still in talks with Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul and Dinamo Zagreb’s Josko Gvardiol, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Whites have already signed Rodrigo from Valencia, as well as Robin Koch from Freiburg this window. The Yorkshire side, however, are still looking to strengthen their squad even further.
Leeds United Still Looking to Do Deals for Josko Gvardiol and Rodrigo De Paul
Rodrigo De Paul Will Only Go if Suitable Offer is Made
De Paul is keen on a move to Elland Road. But, according to Udinese director Pierpalo Marino, he is still content with staying in Italy. If Leeds do not make the right bid for De Paul, then he will remain with his current club.
It’s believed no formal offer has been made yet, but Udinese want around £30 Million for the Argentine midfielder.
De Paul had a reasonably good season for the Serie A side last year. He scored seven goals and bagged six assists. He also made 71 key passes last season, the sixth-highest in the league. As an attacking midfielder, he could be seen as a perfect replacement for veteran Spaniard Pablo Hernandez, who is now 35 years old.
Josko Gvardiol Still Doubting a Move
It’s a different situation in terms of the move for Josko Gvardiol, however. Leeds have reportedly offered Zagreb €22 million, offering a five-year contract to the Croatian. However, Gvardiol is not convinced by the offer and is still unsure on a move to England.
Gvardiol made 12 appearances for Zagreb last season, netting a solitary goal and also helping them to the Croatian title.
Leeds will no doubt be hoping to reach an agreement for both De Paul and Gvardiol before the transfer window shuts on October 5. In the meantime time, though, the Yorkshire side will turn their attention to the Premier League. They face Fulham on Saturday afternoon, which is their first game at Elland Road in the top-flight since May 2004.
Leeds will be hoping to earn their first win of the Premier League season after being on the wrong end of that emphatic 4-3 loss against champions Liverpool last weekend.
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