Leeds United are facing competition from several Premier League clubs for the signing of Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard.

That’s according to a report from Italian outlet Sport Mediaset, who say Aston Villa and Liverpool have entered the race for the 21-year-old.

Leeds have been linked with Damsgaard throughout the summer, with reports last week claiming the Whites have made contact with Sampdoria over a deal for the Denmark international.

Now however, it seems as though the battle Leeds will face if they are to sign the winger is growing.

According to this latest update, both Aston Villa and Liverpool are now taking an interest in a deal for Damsgaard.

It is thought that a number of Premier League clubs are making enquiries for Damsgaard, who would apparently be available for a fee of around £30million.

There are still three years remaining on Damsgaard’s contract with Sampdoria, so the Serie A club are in a strong position to negotiate any offers that do come in.

This may be something of a problem for Leeds.

Damsgaard was outstanding for Sampdoria last season, and for Denmark at the Euros, so he would surely be a strong signing for Leeds if they were to manage to get a deal done for the winger.

However, the funds that Villa could be about to receive from Manchester City for Jack Grealish, and the opportunities to compete for silverware Liverpool could offer him may now make it difficult for Leeds to agree a deal here.

As a result, the Whites may either need to move quickly here to get something done before these two sides make their offer, or turn their attention to other potential targets.