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Leeds United transfer news: Whites rival Leicester City for £8.7m-rated midfielder, Patrick Bamford set for contract talks

Even outside the transfer window, Leeds United continue to be linked with a number of players ahead of the summer.

Victor Orta spent January putting the framework in place for signings at the end of the season, and the rumour mill is already throwing up potential names.

And the Italian market is a place the Whites have often been mentioned in since returning to the Premier League with Rodrigo De Paul and Erick Pulgar the pick of the bunch.

Now, there’s a fresh name to add into the mix courtesy of Tuttosport – Italy under-21s international Tommaso Pobega.

Pobega, 21, is currently on loan at Serie A side Spezia from AC Milan and has caught the eye of Leeds and top-flight rivals Leicester City.

The central midfielder has scored three goals and provided two assists so far and is tipped to have a big future at Milan when he returns at the end of the season.

Indeed, Pobega is naturally keen to succeed at his parent club but if reports are true, then Leeds or Leicester could launch a move. It is claimed Milan could easily’ make €10million (£8.7m) for a possible sale.

Meanwhile, Leeds United are ready to open fresh contract talks with Patrick Bamford “soon” following his excellent start to the season, as per Football Insider.

The 27-year-old, who has scored 12 goals this season, will enter the final year of his current deal in the summer, hence why United are keen to tie him down to a new deal.

Apparently, Leeds are prepared to offer him a “major pay hike” as a reward for an outstanding campaign that has put him in contention for an England call-up.

In other Leeds news, there is also further reports surrounding the future of Raphinha.

Here’s a round-up of the latest gossip, including Raphinha, doing the rounds across the Premier League:

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