Report: Leeds revive interest in Uruguay defender Alvaro Pereira

Leeds United Crest

Leeds look set to bid for Uruguay defender Alvaro Pereira again.

Leeds have long been linked with a move for 29-year-old Internazionale defender Pereira, and a report in La Gazzetta dello Sport - quoted by InsideFutbol - claims that they are set to revive their interest this summer.

The Whites were first linked with an audacious swoop for the Uruguayan international in January, as per FCInterNews, when it was reported that they had attempted to sign him, before he headed to Argentina to sign for Estudiantes on loan.

That deal saw him make 27 appearances for the club, but he has not impressed enough to warrant a permanent transfer to the club, and they are not willing to use the purchase option in the contract.

This means he is returning to Serie A club Inter this summer, and the latest reports claim that the Yorkshire-based club are set to return for him, knowing that Inter want to remove him from their books.

Signing Pereira would be something of a coup for Leeds, as, despite hteit size and reputation in England, they are still a Championship club and the full-back is an international regular who starred at the 2014 World Cup.

There are no indications as to whether Leeds will move for Pereira on a permanent deal or a loan, but Inter are likely keen to sell him as his contract expires next summer. Should they only loan him out this season, they risk losing him for free next summer, whereas they can demand a transfer fee during this window.

Alongside Leeds, the same report claims Turkish side Galatasaray are also interested in Pereira, and have made a move for the full-back.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch