Leeds on verge of Weston McKennie deal after breakthrough in talks with Juventus

A major update on the efforts of Leeds United to bring in Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie before the month is out has been provided late on Thursday.

The week, to date, has of course seen the name of United States international McKennie take its place front and centre in the English media headlines.

This comes after the 24-year-old was identified as a leading target to reinforce the club’s engine room ranks on the part of the powers that be at Premier League outfit Leeds United.

Already boasting the talents of one American standout in the form of Tyler Adams, it is understood that Jesse Marsch has earmarked fellow countryman McKennie as the final missing piece from his midfield puzzle in west Yorkshire.

Negotiations, in turn, have long been kicked into gear between the respective boards at Leeds and Juventus.

The former, it is understood, already tabled one official proposal for McKennie - coming in around the €28 million mark - which was subsequently rebuffed by Juve.

As alluded to above, though, late on Thursday, Leeds appear to have found a crucial breakthrough.

As per Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, the Whites tonight upped their offer to €30 million, plus bonuses.

This sum is viewed as having the potential to push an agreement for McKennie over the line, with it added that a definitive ‘yes’ by way of Juventus could be forthcoming as soon as tomorrow.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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