Could Leeds United be about to stump up nearly £2million for a new midfielder?
According to a report from Italian website TMW, Pescara are prepared to sell alleged Leeds United target Birkir Bjarnason this summer provided they receive €2.5million for the midfielder.
A report two weeks ago from well-respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claimed Leeds were interested in the Icelandic player, and now it has been made clear just how much owner Massimo Cellino will have to spend to get his man.
Bjarnason is an Iceland international who has been capped 38 times for his country, scoring six goals in the process.
At 27, he is the kind of experienced player Leeds manager Uwe Rosler will surely be looking for to supplement the promising young players coming through at Elland Road.
Bjarnason has featured 70 times for his current club, scoring 14 goals and providing three assists to date.
He enjoyed a wonderful recent season in front of goal, scoring 10 goals in 35 Serie B matches, and that attacking threat is likely to be another reason for any Leeds interest.
The question is: Will they be willing to stump up around £1.8million for a player who has no experience of the English game?