Leeds United plan to make a fresh move for Rangers talisman Ryan Kent should they fail in their bid for Daniel James, according to a report from The Sun.
It looks as though strengthening their options in attacking midfield is a key priority for Marcelo Bielsa in the final days of the transfer window.
The Sun claims that James is Leeds’s top target at this stage. However, Manchester United will reportedly only consider offers for the Wales international should they themselves land one of their own targets.
Leeds are seemingly bracing themselves in case a move for James is out of the question.
According to The Sun, the Whites plan to turn their attention to Kent, who is enjoying a stunning season at Ibrox.
Kent has been linked with a potential Elland Road switch throughout the summer. The Scottish Sun reported in August that Leeds had had a £10 million bid rejected and were considering increasing their offer to £14 million.
More than a month later, it now appears that he could make another move for the 23-year-old.
TBR View: Leeds need something special to land Kent at this stage
It is surely fair to say that Leeds are going to need to make the kind of bid Rangers cannot afford to reject to land Kent.
The youngster showed when the previous speculation came about that he is not going to let talk about his future distract him from producing brilliant performances for Steven Gerrard’s side.
It is therefore, difficult to see Kent doing anything to try and make a move away more likely in the final days of the window.
That stance could perhaps change if Rangers accept an offer. But Leeds surely to produce something special to tempt the Gers into considering a sale of their key man with the deadline looming.