Leeds United in talks to sign PSG's Arnaud Kalimuendo

Leeds United are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a deal to sign for striker Arnaud Kalimuendo, 90min understands.

A lack of options up front was a huge problem for head coach Jesse Marsch last season, especially with Patrick Bamford suffering a number of injury setbacks.

Keen to back Marsch, Leeds are now pushing ahead with a deal for Kalimuendo after highlighting the French Under-21 forward as their number one target. 90min now understands that Leeds are close to agreeing terms on a €25m (£21m) deal with PSG, having had an initial offer of €20m rejected.

Kalimuendo has come through the youth system at the Parc Des Princes and made his first-team debut in 2020.

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The 20-year-old has spent the last two seasons on-loan at Lens, and has impressed - grabbing 12 goals in the French top-flight last season.

PSG are now set to allow the youngster to move on, and there has been interest from elsewhere including Italian outfit Sassuolo - but sources have told 90min that Leeds are confident of finalising a deal which would take their summer spending well beyond the £100m mark.

The Whites have lost their two biggest names in the shape of Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, but they have moved to bolster their ranks and have already brought in six new faces in the shape of Brenden Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra, Tyler Adams, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca and Darko Gyabi.

Source : 90min