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Leeds could end summer with a bang by signing Ben Brereton Diaz

Leeds United could end their summer with a bang by signing Ben Brereton Diaz from Everton‘s grasp.

The Yorkshire side have been listed as one of several other teams keen on signing the Blackburn Rovers forward, though it appears as if the Toffees are leading the race to sign him, having offered £17.5m upfront with instalments taking a deal past the £20m mark.

That’s according to 90min, who also claim that the likes of West Ham United, Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, as well as Sevilla and Nice, were interested in the 23-year-old Chile international.

Diaz has just one year to run on his current £6.5k-per-week deal at Ewood Park, so the Championship side are running out of time if they are to secure a fee for his signature.

Should Leeds make a late move for Brereton Diaz?

YES, 100%

YES, 100%

NO WAY

NO WAY

The deal is yet to be finalised, so there is still time for Whites director of football Victor Orta to strike with Thursday’s transfer deadline just around the corner.

It’s no secret that Leeds are in dire need of attacking reinforcements and they should look no further than Diaz, who is capable of playing on the left, as well as through the middle, too.

Last term, the Chile sensation provided a whopping 22 goals for Rovers across 37 league appearances and that form has rumbled into the new campaign, where he has delivered two goals and one assist from six outings so far.

In the same season, the west Yorkshire outfit suffered in the absence of Patrick Bamford as they flirted with a return to the second-tier but manager Jesse Marsch managed to steer them clear on the final day.

The England international is still without a true backup or alternative; relying on young striker Joe Gelhardt, who can definitely cut the mustard in the top-flight but we shouldn’t hand him too much pressure at this stage of his career.

Diaz could be the ideal alternative as at 23, with a senior track record of scoring goals, he seems a viable option to battle Bamford up top.

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The Rovers man, who has also been dubbed a “goal machine” by The Sun journalist Alan Nixon and an “extraordinary talent” by his ex-manager Tony Mowbray, may well be the perfect end to a busy summer of business at Elland Road.

Leeds and their manager desperately need a new frontman, so a late move for Diaz as their eighth piece of business would indeed be a smart call from Orta and co as they would end their summer with a big bang.

AND in other news, Orta could seal “special” signing as Leeds late eye swoop for “incredible” £10m target

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