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Matej Vydra and Moussa Konate: A complete transfer turnaround for Burnley and Leeds United

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Matej Vydra and Moussa Konate: A complete transfer turnaround for Burnley and Leeds United

Leeds are now interested in Konate, whilst Burnley have their hands on Vydra.

Matej Vydra joined Burnley this week, after a summer which saw the Czech international heavily linked with a move to Leeds United.

It was two months ago, midway through June, that Leeds began ‘exploring’ the idea of signing the Championship’s top-scorer. According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds had made Vydra a number one target after struggling to do a deal with free agent Abel Hernandez.

Later that month, the Daily Mail suggested a £12 million bid had been lodged, which now appears to have been off the mark.

Whatever the case, Vydra never went to Leeds. The club could not come to an agreement with the player, who appears to have had his heart set on the Premier League.

(Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)

What has happened since is a complete transfer U-turn.

Because in mid-June, whilst Leeds were chasing the Burnley newbie, the Clarets were being linked with a striker of their own. As reported by The Sun, Burnley were interested in signing Senegalese attacker Moussa Konate from Amiens in a £8 million deal.

Fast forward two months and Konate is being linked with Leeds. According to L’Equipe, Leeds are interested in the Senegalese striker, who featured at the World Cup in Russia this summer. The Mirror (print edition, 08/08/2018, pg 51) have since reported that a £6 million move for the 25-year-old could be in the offing.

Two months, two players, two clubs and a complete reversal. If Leeds snap up Konate it would be quite the turnaround.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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