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Everything Leeds fans need to know about latest midfield target Rene Krhin

Leeds United are reportedly interested in Inter Milan midfielder Rene Krhin.

The 2-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic on Friday leaves Leeds United on the brink of a relegation battle. Neil Redfearn's men have failed to win in the last four games, and the Boxing Day loss means they are just four points clear of the relegation zone.

Sporting Director Nicola Salerno has already revealed that January additions will be on their way, with Leeds looking to add a midfielder and a striker.

That striker is Leonardo Pavoletti, who was at Elland Road to watch Leeds take on Wigan, but the identity of the midfielder has been a secret.

Now though, reports in Italy suggest that Leeds are now hoping to sign Inter Milan's Slovenian international Rene Krhin when the transfer window re-opens.

Krhin won't be known by many Leeds fans, so here are five facts about their new transfer target.

1. Krhin, 24, has 16 caps for Slovenia, scoring once. He also made 16 appearances for his country at youth level, at both Under-21 and Under-19 levels.

2. The midfielder moved to Inter in 2007 having come through the ranks with Maribor - the former club of ex-Leeds boss Darko Milanic.

3. Krhin was given his big break in the Inter first team by Jose Mourinho, not only handing him his first start but also a new five-year contract in 2009.

4. Yet after Mourinho's departure, Krhin was sold to Bologna in a co-ownership deal, with Inter receiving €2m for his services before heading back to the San Siro this summer.

5. After just one start in all competitions this season, the strong midfielder could well leave in January, and is most comfortable playing in either central or defensive midfield.

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