Report: Leeds hold talks with Chesterfield over talented full-back Tendayi Darikwa

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Leeds United are said to be interested in Chesterfield’s Tendayi Darikwa.

According to fresh reports in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have held talks with Chesterfield over the potential transfer of talented full-back Tendayi Darikwa.

The 23-year-old was mooted as a possible Leeds transfer target as early as the beginning of May following the lifting of their transfer ban, as reported by The Sun.

It comes as little surprise given Darikwa’s progression at the Spireites, where last season he was awarded both the Fans’ Player of the Year and the Players’ Player of the Year honours.

He featured 56 times in all competitions over the course of the campaign, earning widespread praise and being linked with an international call-up for Zimbabwe.

Leeds appear keen to bolster their full-back options with the possibility of Sam Byram moving on, and according to reports the Yorkshire outfit have taken the first steps to in their bid to acquire Darikwa.

“The highly-rated full-back, 23, who can play at right-back or on the right hand side of midfield has a year left on his Spireites deal and Leeds are understood to have held talks with the Derbyshire club,” the report states.

Should Darikwa seal a move to Elland Road, he will likely be a one of a fair few new faces for newly-appointed boss Uwe Rosler with the club busy in the transfer market.

Inter Milan’s Alvaro Pereira is the most recognised name to be linked to the club, as per the YEP, and a deal of such proportions would certainly be a signal of intent by owner Massimo Cellino.

The Championship outfit aspire to return to the Premier League, with a play-off challenge the least of their objectives in the coming season.

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