Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler does not know if Fernando Forestieri wants to join the club

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Leeds have agreed a £3 million deal with Watford for the player.

Leeds United may have improved their squad from last season but so far it has not equated into a win in the new campaign.

With that in mind there is believed to still be money in the pot for another potential signing – with Watford attacker Fernando Forestieri the main in the crosshairs.

The former Udinese man, who was dubbed the ‘next Messi’ as a teenager, is struggling for first-team football with The Hornets since their promotion to the Premier League.

It was reported by The Telegraph, among others, earlier this week that Leeds would be bringing in the player for a fee in the region of £3 million.

However that deal has stalled recently among claims of a difference in opinion regarding his potential wages at Elland Road – as well as his desire to move to Leeds.

Now Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has addressed the rumours. He told his weekly press conference today, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, that he was aware of a bid for Forestieri – but could give no more information on the transfer talks:

"I don't know, I know people are working very hard behind the scenes.

"With our financial framework we cannot afford any big mistakes.

"Obviously we have shown an in interest in Forestieri, where it's at now I don't know.

“I have not spoken to the player so I can't tell you if he wants to come here or not.”

Leeds have already brought in the likes of Chris Wood, Lee Erwin and Stuart Dallas to improve their attacking options this summer but another arrival would not amiss. Forestieri’s ability to play in multiple positions would make him a very useful addition to Rosler’s first-team squad.

Hopefully this is a deal Leeds can get over the line.

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