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One of Bielsa's top Leeds summer targets is set for £10m move to Premier League rival - report

Leeds United have been linked with Jens Cajuste in recent weeks.

Indeed, Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa had reportedly made the 21-year-old his top midfield target.

The Sun (27/7/21, pg 49) claims the Leeds manager was keen on bringing the box-to-box ace to Elland Road.

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However, it looks as though United – and several other suitors – have lost out to Premier League newcomers Brentford.

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According to Sport Bladet, the Bees have agreed a fee with FC Midtjylland for Cajuste, said to be around £10million.

The 6ft 2in ace was a part of Sweden’s Euro 2020 squad that reached the last 16 before losing to Ukraine in extra time.

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Leeds have already signed Junior Firpo, Jack Harrison and Kristoffer Klaesson this summer.

However, the Whites could do with cover for Kalvin Phillips, who has been indispensable for his boyhood club in recent years.

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And Cajuste, who has been compared to Yaya Toure, would’ve been a great shout for Leeds.

That said, the owner of FC Midtjylland, Matthew Benham, also owns Brentford, who in turn have a sizeable Scandinavian contingent.

Therefore, you can understand why the Bees seem to have landed him ahead of other teams.

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