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Everything you need to know about reported Leeds United targets Rui Correia, Ali Ghazal and Salvador Agra

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United have been linked with three new players all from the same club.

Salvador Agra - Picture Supplied by Action ImagesSalvador Agra - Picture Supplied by Action Images

According to a recent report from Portuguese newspaper Record, Leeds United are interested in signing Rui Correia, Ali Ghazal and Salvador Agra, three players currently on the books of Nacional.

With Garry Monk now in charge at Elland Road fans can expect plenty of transfer activity in the coming months, but it is not often a club is linked with three players from the same side, so here is a little more information about each alleged target.

Rui Correia

Correia is predominantly a centre-back although he can also play as a defensive midfielder if required.

The 25-year-old may be tasked with keeping the ball out at one end but he has also developed the fine habit of scoring at the opposite end, as his six goals last season testify.

Five of those came in the league and how Leeds could do with another goal-scoring threat from set-pieces.

Correia has featured 57 times for Nacional to date, having come up the leagues in Portugal, starting in the third tier and ultimately making it to the top flight.

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Ali Ghazal

Ghazal is a 24-year-old defensive midfielder also able to operate in the heart of defence and he has spent his entire professional career at Nacional.

The 24-year-old has been capped five times by Egypt and he proved to be a vital part of Nacional’s squad last season, featuring 27 times in the league and 33 times in all competitions.

He has been trusted with the captains’ armband on occasions and despite his tenacious nature he keeps his calm, receiving just 27 bookings and only one straight red card in 108 appearances.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Salvador Agra

Agra is the most exciting name on this list: a 24-year-old winger who predominantly operates on the right but can also be used on the opposite flank or as a striker if required.

Last season the alleged Leeds target scored 13 goals and provided 14 assists in 41 appearances and that kind of form would go down a storm at Elland Road were he to arrive.

Agra is not a player who performs in patches, instead remaining consistent throughout the campaign; a rarity for a winger.

His contract expires in the summer of 2019 and it would take a sizeable bid to convince Nacional to sanction a move to Leeds.

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