Leeds eye Ryan Kent transfer with Marcelo Bielsa keen on £15m swoop for Rangers forward

LEEDS hope to make it third time lucky with a £15million move for Rangers star Ryan Kent.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa is keen on the talented wideman, who has starred in Steven Gerrard’s title-winning team and stood out in Europe.

And Bielsa has told his transfer chief Victor Orta that the position is still open in his squad if he can pull off a deal for Kent.

Leeds bid £11m for the 24-year-old last summer and may have to go as high as £15m to get their man.

They want a quick answer after pursuing the player — who joined from Liverpool for £6.5m in 2019 —  twice before without success.

Kent did not push to leave Rangers last time while Gerrard dug in his heels and was backed by his money men, a decision that kicked off their title surge.

Leeds will want to be sure Kent, who now has a new agent, and Rangers are in the market for a move or they will go on to other targets.

Argentine Bielsa prefers his business to be done early to let players join him at the start of pre-season training.

Many latecomers in the past have failed to get up to speed and suffered.

Leeds also want a left-back and an extra midfield player as Bielsa looks to build on an impressive first campaign back in the Premier League. 

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Meanwhile, Leeds and Manchester United have both been linked with Sheffield United rookie Kyron Gordon.

The centre-back, 18, has yet to break into the Blades' first-team.

But although his contract runs until the summer of 2022, he is likely to be a target in the next transfer window, especially if Sheffield go down as expected.

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