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Report: Leeds in talks to sign Toulouse midfielder Manu Kone

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Report: Leeds in talks to sign Toulouse midfielder Manu Kone

Leeds United are reportedly in talks with Toulouse over their talented young midfielder Manu Kone.

RMC Sport have claimed the Whites are interested in the 19-year-old, but Marcelo Bielsa supposedly hasn’t yet given the deal the green light.

The starlet also apparently has interest from Italian giants AC Milan.

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It is thought Leeds have switched their attention to Kone after missing out on Conor Gallagher, who opted to join West Bromwich Albion on loan.

Ligue 2 Toulouse have supposedly placed an asking price of around €15 million/£14 million on their young star.

 

If any club paid that particular figure, then Kone would become the most expensive Ligue 1 sale in history.

Amid the reported talks with Kone, it is understood that it is Leeds’ priority to add another winger before the window shuts and seal a move for Rodrigo de Paul.

TBR’s View – Kone would be a big Leeds gamble

Kone clearly has a lot of promise, and has already made waves with the French U18s.

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But one can’t help but feel Kone would represent a bit of a gamble at £14 million.

Toulouse got relegated at the end of 2019/20, meaning Kone has had experience playing in Ligue 1, but the Premier League would undoubtedly be a big step up.

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