That’s after journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that the Elland Road club have agreed personal terms on a deal, with the 24-year-old.
Leeds have already strengthened their defence and attack this month, with the signings of Max Wober and Georginio Rutter respectively.
It looks as though they are now keen to strengthen in the centre of the park as well, and have already been heavily linked with Angers’ midfielder Azzedine Ounahi.
However, reports emerged earlier this week, claiming that McKennie is now a target for Jesse Marsch’s side as they look to boost their options in the centre of the park.
Now it seems as though the player himself, is ready to complete a move that would take him to Elland Road.
Providing an update on Leeds’ pursuit of McKennie, Romano has stated that the midfielder has now agreed to the contract offered, and that personal terms are not an issue.
As a result, it is now said to be down to Leeds and Juventus coming to an agreement over a deal, with the two discussing the conditions of the move as they look to move to the next set of negotiations.
This does look like being a major boost for Leeds as they look to get this deal done.
The fact that McKennie has agreed on personal terms with the club, certainly suggests he is keen to make the move to Elland Road.
With that in mind, the pressure may now be on Juventus to come to an agreement here, since it does make sense for them to keep McKennie when he seemingly does want to be there.
You feel therefore, that Leeds should now be pushing hard to get this deal done, in what, given his top-flight experience and ability, would provide a major lift to their survival chances in the Premier League.