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Report: Leeds in advanced talks over 'very fast' Manchester United forward target
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Report: Leeds in advanced talks over 'very fast' Manchester United forward target

Leeds United are reportedly in advanced talks over signing Watford’s Ismaila Sarr.

This is according to Footmercato, who claim the Whites are also set for some Premier League competition.

Journalist Santi Aouna claims Crystal Palace are trying to hijack the Leeds talks for Sarr and have “rushed” for him.

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Leeds would need to make a sale before they sign Sarr, according to the report.

This could potentially allow Palace to sneak in and get a deal done for the 24-year-old.

Leeds and Palace are far from the only teams linked with Sarr, however.

As well as the Whites and the Eagles, the likes of Manchester United are reportedly eyeing the Senegal international.

Newcastle United have also been linked with Sarr, who is apparently looking for a swift Premier League return.

“Defenders will struggle”

Leeds could do with some further additions to their attacking ranks.

And Sarr is a player of the highest calibre who would bolster Jesse Marsch’s squad.

The 24-year-old mostly plays on the right flank, but can also feature centrally.

Sarr is also proven at Premier League level, impressing in the top flight last season for a struggling Watford side.

Three years ago, Sadio Mane spoke of what he told Andrew Robertson about his Senegal teammate.

“He’s rapid. I think defenders will struggle,” Mane told The Athletic.

“Last time I was speaking to Robbo, I said, ‘Watford have a really good player.

“I will need to help you more otherwise Ismaila Sarr will kill you, because he is a good dribbler and very, very fast.’”

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