Leeds transfer chief Victor Orta already working on next deal for former Man Utd target

Leeds are seemingly not resting on their laurels after an impressive transfer window with a January move for Geoffrey Kondogbia already being lined up. Marcelo Bielsa’s side has seen some big changes over the summer which culminated in a move for Rennes winger Raphinha on deadline day.

It’s clear a central midfielder was on his wishlist in the final week after making a move for Michael Cuisance.

But a deal for the Frenchman was scrapped after Leeds had some concerns following his medical, despite an agreement being in place.

Todd Cantwell has also been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road and Leeds could still complete a deal for the 22-year-old with the domestic window open until October 16.

A bid worth £15m was reportedly made to sign Cantwell earlier this month, but Norwich are said to be holding out for £20m.

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And despite being left out of the matchday squad for Norwich’s last two league games, they still want to keep the midfielder.

Leeds will now likely have to look elsewhere and it appears as though they’re willing to wait until the January transfer window.

A midfielder remains a priority and they’re reportedly keen on making a move for Kondogbia.

According to La Liga journalist Hector Gomez, Kondogbia is pushing to leave Valencia in the mid-season market.


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And Leeds’ director of football Victor Orta is said to be monitoring a potential move to bolster Bielsa’s defensive midfield options.

The Central African Republic international has a strong reputation in Spain and has established himself as one of the top midfielders in the league.

And his potential availability has also reportedly attracted the attention of Atletico Madrid.

Diego Simeone’s side are still looking to bring in a replacement for Thomas Partey, who joined Arsenal on deadline day.

Manchester United had also been linked with a move for Kondogbia earlier in the summer before they completed a deal to sign Donny van de Beek.

Kondogbia has just under two years left on his contract so Valencia may well be willing to listen to offers if he shows no indication of signing an extension.

He has been an ever-present in Javi Gracia’s side this season so far, starting all five league games.

For Leeds, they’ve already enjoyed a strong start to the season with their last result being an impressive 1-1 draw against Manchester City.

They also pushed defending champions Liverpool to the wire on the opening day of the season with Jurgen Klopp’s side only just avoiding an upset in a thrilling 4-3 win.

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