Leeds United are strongly interested in Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien, but are yet to have made an offer that matches the Terriers’ valuation.

Leed are midway through their pre-season campaign and fitness is slowly building as the players get up to speed ahead of the 14th of August.

While the players have full focus on the fixtures ahead, Victor Orta is working hard to strengthen the squad for the 2021/22 season with new transfers.

Central midfielders are coming into focus now for the Whites and young Huddersfield Town man Lewis O’Brien is on the shortlist.

The 22-year-old has been one of Carlos Corberan’s star players in the past year and has emerged as a real talent that could be making a move up to the Premier League with Leeds strongly interested.

Speculation has ramped up even more regarding the Terriers midfielder when it was revealed that Marcelo Bielsa was in attendance to watch O’Brien play in the EFL Cup clash against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.

Now, The Sun’s Alan Nixon has offered further insight into the discussions between Leeds and Huddersfield, claiming that there is some work to be done still:

It’s a lot of money to be paying for O’Brien but I can see us ending up agreeing a fee for him sooner or later.

He’s a player that might not be the most desirable for the fans but I’d be very happy if we brought him in, based on the attributes he’d come to Leeds with.

His relentless energy is something that would see him hit the ground running with us and after some input from Bielsa, I could see him being a very good player for the future.

£10million is a lot of money but we’re talking about a very talented player from a local rival, so it’s not a surprise they’re holding out.