Report: Leeds interested in triple swoop on Nacional, Ali Ghazal targeted

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Leeds United have been credited with an interest in three Nacional players.

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According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Leeds United are interested in signing Nacional stars Rui Correia, Ali Ghazal and Salvador Agra.

The Whites moved to appoint Garry Monk as their new manager on Thursday, with the former Swansea boss replacing Steve Evans, who left the club earlier this week.

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Monk will now be looking to strengthen his squad this summer, but it seems that the club have already been eyeing up targets, with Massimo Cellino potentially eyeing raids on a Portuguese club.

Portuguese newspaper Record report that Leeds are one of four clubs to have registered an interest in signing Nacional stars Rui Correia, Ali Ghazal and Salvador Agra this summer, with Malaga, Rennes and Parma also believed to be keen on the trio.

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Defender Correia, 25, has earned a reputation as a solid centre back in Portugal, whilst defensive midfielder Ghazal is a big, powerful player who has made three appearances for the Egyptian national team.

At just 24, Ghazal could be a huge signing for Leeds but may fill a somewhat similar role to Toumani Diagouraga, though with Liam Bridcutt's loan over, Ghazal could feasibly sit in front of the back four and allow Diagouraga to get up and down the pitch.

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Finally, winger Agra - whose agent told HITC Sport that it would be 'amazing' for his client to play for Leeds - is a pacey wide man with experience of playing for clubs like Real Betis and Braga, as well as the Portugal Under-21's.

All three would be ambitious signings for Leeds, and whilst the report claims interest from the Whites, it's also stated that none of the four clubs interested in the three players have yet to make a concrete proposal, with Leeds potentially waiting for Monk's verdict before any official move.

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