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Report: Limbombe absent from training this morning; player wants move as Leeds continue chase

Swansea manager Garry Monk

The player long linked with Leeds United has reportedly gone against the wishes of his club.

Following the news from NEC Nijmegen’s official website that winger Anthony Limbombe was ordered to report to training at 9:00am this morning after leaving without permission last week, a fresh report from Nieuwsblad claims the 22-year-old was not present as requested.

The report states that the Belgian did not arrive at training today and that a move away this summer now looks increasingly likely.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

Nieuwsblad goes on to claim that Limbombe wants a transfer this summer with his representatives allegedly feeling his price-tag is too high.

This could all be very good news for Leeds United, who remain interested in the player according to the latest report.

Leeds are said to have competition from Club Brugge and Toulouse for the player’s signature but there is money to spend following the sale of Lewis Cook to Bournemouth earlier this month.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

Last summer the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed Leeds had failed with a £1.5million bid to bring Limbombe to Elland Road. However with just a year left on his current contract, and his alleged refusal to turn up for training, it will be interesting to see how this one ultimately plays out.

There has been no official comment from Nijmegen or the player himself following the latest claims.

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