Leeds told they’ll have to break club record to sign ‘brilliant’ player this month – report
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Leeds told they'll have to break club record to sign 'brilliant' player this month - report

With the January transfer window in full swing, Leeds United have the opportunity to bolster their squad.

Marcelo Bielsa’s charges have endured a tough season so far amid mixed form and depleted ranks.

A December report in The Sun claimed Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is eager to snap up a top forward.

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The same outlet linked the Whites with Blackburn’s Ben Brereton Diaz.

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As well as Leeds, the likes of West Ham, Wolves, Brighton and Burnley are also reportedly eyeing the 22-year-old.

However, the Elland Road outfit would have to break their transfer record if they are to sign Brereton.

According to TEAMtalk, Rovers want £30million for the Chile international.

Leeds’ current record signing is Rodrigo, who cost the Whites £27million.

Understandably, Blackburn don’t want to lose their star striker mid-season.

Brereton has netted an impressive 20 goals from just 25 league games this term.

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That mark puts him behind only Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic (22) in the race for the Championship golden boot.

Boss Tony Mowbray sung Brereton’s praises after helping their side rescue a draw at Bristol City in November.

“So many superlatives about Ben,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“He had a goal chalked off when he was marginally offside in the first half.

“We just need to keep him going.

“He’s a brilliant kid, I just like working with Ben because he’s such a nice kid, he’s so humble, so hardworking and honest for the team.

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