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Report: Leeds set sights on £21m wizard with 'silky creative swagger' who's been likened to Neymar

Leeds United have been linked with Noa Lang over the past couple of transfer windows.

Now, with the Whites safe in the Premier League, it’s not surprising to see links between the two resurface.

Italian outlet Calciomercato.it published a report on Saturday claiming Leeds are eyeing Lang once again.

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Calciomercato.it wrote the article from an AC Milan perspective, with Sport Witness covering and translating.

They claimed the Rossoneri have been working on a deal for the Club Brugge ace for some time.

Milan are ‘pushing’ with the intermediary and the player’s agent to ‘tighten the deal’.

However, the Serie A champions are now ‘behind’ Leeds and West Ham with regards to one particular aspect.

This is because Brugge apparently want €25m (around £21m) for the player.

Lang, in turn, is reportedly asking for €2.5m-per-year (around £41,000-a-week) in salary.

With regards to the latter, Milan are ‘behind’ Jesse Marsch’s Leeds and David Moyes’ Hammers in the race.

Lang’s purported priority is to join Milan this summer, but ‘concrete acts are needed’ to seal this deal.

The meetings between his camp and the Italian champions have so far not seen an agreement.

A new meeting is expected to take place next week.

So, while Leeds (and indeed West Ham), may not be first choice, it looks as though they still have an opportunity.

They must act quick, though.

Can Leeds beat West Ham and Milan to Neymar 2.0?

Bart Baving, Lang’s agent, spoke to CalcioMercato earlier this year about the transfer rumours floating around.

He confirmed in the interview that there is interest from AC Milan.

And the quote that got everyone’s attention was when he said that people are comparing his client to Neymar.

Baving said: “Noa is Noa, he has always had this kind of style of play.

“He always works hard and has excellent technique, dribbling and vision. 

“He’s also an excellent decision-maker and a neat finisher. He is also a generous player, anything but selfish. 

“I’ve heard a lot of people say he plays like Neymar, especially after the PSG match.”

Scouting website Breaking the Lines wrote in August last year: “With a tendency to drift, a desire to drive, and that silky creative swagger in his play, his footballing stock is ever-increasing.

“It begs the question, why would Ajax let go of such a talented player?”

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