Leeds: 74-goal duo 'on Jesse Marsch's radar' at Elland Road

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Leeds United have Arnaud Kalimuendo and Martin Terrier on their ‘radar’ as they look to strengthen their attacking options, according to Sky Sports reporter Tim Thornton.

The Whites have already made significant additions to Jesse Marsch’s first-team squad this summer but a new striker is yet to arrive at the club.

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French outlet Media Foot previously stated that Kalimuendo was one of several players placed on the transfer list by Paris Saint-Germain’s new sporting director Luis Campos.

However, 90min now claim that Leeds’ move for the 20-year-old has stalled after he impressed new PSG manager Christophe Galtier in pre-season.

It’s believed that Campos held talks with the west Yorkshire outfit’s hierarchy over a £20 million move, but that has been halted due to Galtier taking a closer look and several other sides registering their interest.

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Meanwhile, L’Equipe (via TEAMtalk) have revealed that Stade Rennais attacker Terrier is another player who Leeds have been taking a close look at.

The Athletic’s Phil Hay has disclosed that the 25-year-old will cost Leeds in excess of £30m after he enjoyed an outstanding 2021/22 campaign with the Ligue 1 side.

What has Thornton said about Leeds?

When asked about Leeds’ stance towards Kalimuendo and Terrier, who have a combined 74 career goals, Thornton informed GiveMeSport potential deals hinge on a number of factors.

In an interview with GMS, he said: “They’ve got a number of options; you’ve mentioned two of them there.

“And they’re both players that will be on Leeds’ radar, but it’s whether they can get deals done, whether they’re prepared to go to the figures that they need to go to to get those players. And whether they can beat off competition as well.”

Do Leeds need another striker?

At present, Patrick Bamford is the only senior striker in Jesse Marsch’s setup, while youngsters Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood are able to provide support.

It was a difficult season for Bamford last time out, though, with injuries restricting him to just nine Premier League appearances.

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Therefore, Kalimuendo, who registered 13 goals in 35 outings last term, or Terrier, who bagged 21 strikes in 45 games would surely be welcomed additions at Elland Road.

The new Premier League campaign kicks off imminently, and Marsch will be keen to add further reinforcements in the final third of the pitch as soon as possible.

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