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Journalist: Leeds United wait for club to blink first in multi-million pound transfer stand-off

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The transfer saga involving Leeds United and Rodrigo De Paul rumbles on.

Leeds have wrapped up deals for Rodrigo and Robin Koch to bolster their first-team, but there’s been no senior signing since that double deal.

Udinese midfielder De Paul is a man known to be on the radar, but there are obstacles to overcome and Leeds are being patient.

It’s been reported by a number of outlets now that Udinese are holding out for €40m for De Paul.

That roughly around £35m, which is a fee that David Anderson at the Mirror is stating Leeds are refusing to pay.

However, with the 26-year-old seemingly keen on moving to Elland Road, Leeds are remaining patient.

Anderson added on Twitter:

Leeds are playing the waiting game because they know De Paul wants to come to Leeds and that personal terms would not be a problem.

De Paul wanting the move has been quite clear recently. He’s active on social media, dropping hints and, again, a number of outlets are reporting the same thing.

The transfer fee remains a stumbling block, but this report sounds like the club have that under control.

With personal terms seemingly in hand, plus De Paul wanting to come, things can move quickly once a fee is agreed.

It sounds like Leeds are waiting for Udinese to blink and reduce the price, which is on the steep side at the moment.

Even if that doesn’t happen, Leeds can push through the deal at the asking price, safe in the knowledge the latter stages of the deal will be simple.

De Paul looks a top midfield player and he covers a position we need more depth.

Let’s hope it gets done, but for now, let’s have patience with those involved in the negotiations.

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