Report claims Leeds want a midfielder from Lyon and names 20-year-old believed to be subject of their interest

Swansea manager Garry Monk

The Championship side have already made multiple signings this summer.

Swansea manager Garry MonkLeeds manager Garry Monk

A report in the Yorkshire Evening Post has claimed that Leeds United are interested in signing a midfielder from Ligue 1 heavyweights Lyon, and the report believes that the player in question is Olivier Kemen.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that the Whites are still interested in bringing former loanee Liam Bridcutt back to Elland Road in some capacity, but it appears that Garry Monk is considering other options as the deadline begins to emerge on the horizon.

Leeds BridcuttLiam Bridcutt remains on Leeds' radar

Kemen has only made two senior appearances for his current club, but is not exactly a stranger to English football, having spent around two years in the Newcastle United academy.

The 20-year-old - who is happy playing in both a holding or central midfield position - may lack first-team experience, but it appears that Bruno Genesio had little concern about his ability, having handed him his debut in a clash against Paris Saint-Germain in February. The fact that Lyon held on to secure a 2-1 win - with Kemen playing the final 15 minutes - perhaps indicates that he is comfortable on a big stage.

General view inside the stadium before the game

Nevertheless, Kemen will know with several central-midfielders already within Garry Monk's squad, with perhaps Bridcutt still to join, that he would need to hit the ground running if he was to join the Championship club as there are certainly more established names within the squad that Monk may prefer to turn to in certain situations.

But with a host of attributes that suggest that he has got huge potential - he is just as capable of breaking up opposition attacks as he is of driving forward with the ball at his feet - he could turn out to be one of the most exciting additions to the Peacocks' squad this summer.

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United

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