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Report suggests Leeds could be handed blow over Chelsea talent

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Report suggests Leeds could be handed blow over Chelsea talent

Some news regarding Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has emerged courtesy of The Sun and it could mean bad news for Leeds United in their quest to sign Fikayo Tomori.

The Blues defender has been rocked by a knee injury and that puts doubts over the England man checking in at Elland Road during the January transfer window.

Tomori has previously been linked with a move to sign for the Whites on loan until the end of the season. He has fallen way down the pecking order under Frank Lampard during 2020/21, playing just three times.

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The 23-year-old is in desperate need of some first-team football and it seemed as though Marcelo Bielsa was preparing to pounce.

Leeds have made a decent start to life in the Premier League but have been prone to conceding goals.

Only West Brom have conceded more goals than the Whites during 2020/21 and clearly, there is an issue defensively.

With that in mind, Leeds had been linked with a temporary move for Tomori who has played once for England during the early stages of his career.

 

It hasn’t been confirmed just yet what damaged Christensen has done to his knee. If it’s serious, however, Lampard is likely to keep him at Stamford Bridge.

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In terms of fitting the profile of a Whites player, Tomori could have been a really shrewd signing for Bielsa.

He earns just £14,500-a-week at Chelsea and still has plenty of time to continue honing his defensive skills.

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All too often this season, Leeds have been found wanting at the back, with several players asked to deputise at the heart of the back four.

A natural option with the quality of Tomori would have been a blessing and Leeds will hope for positive news regarding Christensen.

The youngster would provide the club with a solid short-term measure and if they can’t take him on loan it could be back to the drawing board for Bielsa.

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