Leeds have made a mistake by not signing Jeremie Boga from Chelsea

According to a report by Goal, Chelsea attacker Jeremie Boga could be set to join Serie A outfit Sassuolo after a £3.5m fee has been agreed between the two clubs, and Championship club Leeds United have made a mistake by not bringing the 21-year-old to Elland Road.

What’s the word, then?

Well, Goal report that the Ivory Coast international has been angling for a move away having found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Stamford Bridge, and while a fee has been agreed he has yet to agree personal terms with the Italian side.

Goal say that the Blues originally wanted Boga to go out on loan having spent a temporary spell with Championship club Birmingham City last term, where he was in favour under Steve Cotterill but then wasn’t fancied by former Leeds boss Garry Monk when he took charge at the beginning of March, playing just 199 minutes of league football from then until May.

The report adds that should a move to Sassuolo fall through, Lille, Celta Vigo and Real Betis are among the clubs that have been linked with the French-born ace in recent times.

Why have Leeds made a mistake by not signing him?

Well, while Boga didn’t make a huge impression for Birmingham last season – especially with Monk – he has shown with Chelsea previously and during other loan spells the talent and pace that he would have brought to the Yorkshire club’s attack.

Marcelo Bielsa is in desperate need of strengthening the Whites’ frontline, and the 21-year-old would have been a brilliant addition for them because of his versatility – he can play on either wing or through the middle as a secondary striker or No.10 – while his reported price tag of £3.5m would have been well in their price range as they continue to look for new blood this summer.