Leeds United quoted £36m for European star as Manchester United and Arsenal join race – gossip
Premier League clubs are taking an interest in Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, just months after Leeds United had a bid rejected for the Jamaican.
That is according to the Daily Mail, who claim the Whites saw an offer turned down last summer after the Bundesliga club refused to budge on their £36million asking price.
But while Marcelo Bielsa’s side fell short in their pursuit, their top-flight rivals could launch a fresh move to sign the 23-year-old.
Indeed, scouts from Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton will cast an eye over Bailey in the club’s Europa League tie with Slavia Prague tonight.
Any potential move for Bailey however is likely to come at an increased price to what Leeds were quoted following the player’s excellent start to the season.
Elsewhere, here are the rest of the latest transfer headlines from around the web:
Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle are keeping close tabs on Rangers right-back James Tavernier. (Daily Mail via TEAMTalk)
Newcastle United will make a loan move for Phil Jones in January with owner Mike Ashley unwilling to sanction any permanent transfer. (Northern Echo)
Liverpool hope that ‘sporting guarantees’ can convince Kylian Mbappe to snub Real Madrid and take a wage cut to join the Premier League champions. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal and Wolves are among the clubs monitoring Valencia striker Maxi Gomez, who is expected to be sold in order to raise funds. (Daily Mail)
Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah is in talks to buy Ligue 2 side LB Chateauroux. (La Nouvelle Republique via Sport Witness)
Wolves and Burnley have set their sights on Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell, but the Potters do not want to sell the player. (Football Insider)
Burnley youngster Joel Mumbongo says “it is best to ask his agent” about whether he will be offered a new contract at Turf Moor. (Fotbollskanalen via Sport Witness)
Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell believes Celtic will look into terminating Shane Duffy’s season-long loan from Brighton in January. (Football Insider)