Photo: Leeds United bound Sol Bamba in Paris with Michy Batshuayi

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Sol Bamba is in Paris ahead of his reported Leeds move.

Sol Bamba has been located ahead of his reported permanent transfer to Leeds.

Italian website Tuttomercatoweb claimed earlier this week a deal had been struck between the Championship side and Palermo, and Bamba himself had personally agreed it at his end.

After an impressive spell on loan last season at the club there had been fears he could move elsewhere, although fans are still waiting for the club to confirm the transfer.

This week Leeds have announced the signings of goalkeeper Charlie Horton and striker Lee Erwin, and Bamba's move is said to be imminent, with outgoing sporting director Nicola Salerno explaining to TMW that the transfer is complete.

It appears the club are simply waiting for Bamba to return to the UK after a holiday before unveiling him; and last night he was pictured in Paris along with Belgian international striker Michy Batshuayi.

The 21-year-old Marseille forward made his debut for his country in March, finding the target, although is not included in this weekend's round of matches.

Batshuayi posted a picture alongside Ivorian star Bamba after they had dinner together last night. Bamba was born in France and began his career at PSG before moving to Dunfermline. 

What remains to be seen is how quickly Bamba intends to travel to England and get to Yorkshire, although it is feasible he could do it today (Friday), fans may be waiting until early next week.

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