Goal reported last month that Leeds United are amongst the clubs keen on signing Yasser Larouci with the young left-back set to leave Liverpool this summer.
It may not be a big surprise to Marcelo Bielsa strengthen his options on the left-hand side of the defence during this window. Stuart Dallas was outstanding last term, but is not naturally a left-back.
Meanwhile, Barry Douglas and Gjanni Alioski have not quite managed to stamp their authority on the position for various reasons.
Goal reported in mid-July that Leeds wanted Larouci and were amongst those leading the race.
However, it appears that the Whites have suffered a potential blow to their hopes of landing the 19-year-old.
The Telegraph reported this week that the Reds are keen on Jamal Lewis. On the one hand, the Northern Irishman’s arrival would hint that Larouci’s exit is even more likely.
However, The Telegraph notes that Lewis’s side Norwich City have joined the race to sign Larouci. And that could present a real problem for Bielsa’s men.
The two clubs would need to agree on valuations. But both the Canaries and Liverpool will surely know that a swap deal has the potential to work for all parties.
Of course, Larouci’s other admirers may still have an opportunity to trump whatever Norwich are willing to pay.
But surely the latest reports see Daniel Farke’s side leap ahead of Leeds in the race for the youngster.