Leeds have been in 'conversations' to sign Rodrigo de Paul

Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds may have suffered defeat on Saturday against Liverpool, but there were very few negative points to take away from it.

Of course, the defence will be a concern, but they were facing one of the best attacks in the country.

They will undoubtedly have easier tests this season because it doesn't come much tougher than a trip to Anfield. 

Fortunately, the attack was on absolute fire.

Jack Harrison ran Trent Alexander-Arnold ragged down the left-hand side while Patrick Bamford scored just his second Premier League goal of his career. 

As for Mateusz Klich, he was still picking up the pockets of space he found in the Championship by scoring their third equaliser. 

Despite all of that, Leeds still want to sign an attacking midfielder this summer. You will have all heard the name now too.

Marcelo Bielsa

The man on everyone's lips at Elland Road this summer has been Rodrigo de Paul.

He replied to a social media post this week suggesting he was open to a move to Leeds and it looks as though a deal is well and truly on the cards.

David Ornstein claimed that a move was 'impossible' but that hasn't stopped the Whites from speaking to Udinese and trying to lower the price.

Victor Orta may have to pay a fee of £32m to secure his services, more than they paid for Rodrigo and according to journalist Graham Smyth, there have 'been conversations' between Udinese and Leeds for his signature. 

Despite a move looking difficult to complete, Leeds are trying their hardest to get something done for the 17-cap international.

It wouldn't be a huge surprise if this carried on right until the close of the window.

Rodrigo de Paul

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Leeds have been embroiled in a number of transfer sagas this summer but this is the latest in a long line.

The Whites failed with three separate bids to sign Ben White from Brighton, but their hopes of landing the central defender were crushed when he signed a new deal with the Seagulls.

Everyone knew he loved Leeds, but with De Paul's social media activity the other day, it seems as though he's keen on a switch too. 

Is he worth the money, though? It's hard to really get a measure for things.

Rodrigo de Paul

De Paul scored seven times and also created six assists in Serie A last term, a solid tally, but he is approaching the prime of his career.

That being said, he has no experience of English football so it would be somewhat of a gamble to fork out the required sum.

At least with Rodrigo, we knew that he'd experienced English shores before.

With Emi Buendia wanting a Premier League move too, perhaps they should go for the cheaper alternative? 

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