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Report: “Constant” Leeds United talks taking place for fifth January signing

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Leeds United are reportedly in constant dialogue to sign AS Roma’s want-away star Nicolo Zaniolo today, as speculation persists on Jack Harrison’s future.

The Whites are likely to have a busy transfer deadline day as plenty of talk around incomings and outgoings remain, despite the bulk of Leeds’ business already being concluded.

Jack Harrison is out of contract in the summer of 2024 and the club might be weighing up whether to accept an offer from Leicester City, meaning a replacement could be required before the deadline.

With the Foxes pushing for Harrison – per Fabrizio Romano – it means that a new signing could be on the cards in the shape of AS Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo.

Gianluca Di Marzio reported last night that an initial loan offer was rejected for his services, but Leeds aren’t giving up on signing him.

GetFootballNewsItaly are claiming that the clubs are in “constant contact” over how to structure a deal to suit both sides of the transfer.

“The Whites currently see Zaniolo as a replacement for Jack Harrison and they are in advanced talks to sell the player to Leicester City.”

Bournemouth had a previous offer for the forward accepted, but the player was not keen on joining the Cherries this month.

Should Leeds sell Harrison?





Zaniolo would be an outstanding signing to pull off, but I just wonder whether we could actually get it done this late in the window.

The player himself is clearly keen on a move, after such a sour recent reception from his own Roma fans, and we could be that lifeline.

It all depends on what happens with Harrison though, and if he stays, then this is all a hypothetical discussion.

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