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'Will leave soon': £12m player is about to seal move, Leeds have just started being linked with him - Romano
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'Will leave soon': £12m player is about to seal move, Leeds have just started being linked with him - Romano

Leeds United and Newcastle United want to sign Bamba Dieng from French Ligue 1 outfit Marseille and he could move soon.

Fabrizio Romano says that the 22-year-old is going to make his exit from the Champions League side in the coming days.

He does not say where he is going to head to, but does confirm that there are least two Premier League clubs interested in him.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Leeds are keen on Dieng as they look to add some more threat to their frontline after the exit of Raphinha.

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Leeds and Newcastle want Dieng

Newcastle have also been linked with a swoop for the Senegalese forward in recent days in a report by 90Min.

Romano says that Dieng will command a fee of around €15 million, which works out to in the region of £12 million.

That should be affordable for both Leeds and Newcastle, but it is not clear who Dieng is going to opt to join at this stage.

Discussions will continue as both clubs gear up for their second matches of the Premier League season after getting off to winning starts.

Leeds travel to face Southampton, who were beaten 4-1 away from home against Tottenham on the opening weekend.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are preparing to travel to Brighton, who will be riding high on the back of their 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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