Could Leeds United miss out on Alexis Scholl to Wolves?

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Could Wolves' ties to Benfica help them do a deal at Wolves expense?

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United were linked at the weekend with a deal for Benfica B left-back Alexis Scholl, with TV Yorkshire reporting he is closing in on a loan switch.

Scholl is a promising talent who hails from Belgium, and would provide vital cover for Charlie Taylor, who has just one year left on his contract.

Charlie Taylor celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for LeedsCharlie Taylor celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for Leeds

The 20-year-old though appears no closer to a move to the Whites, and recent developments at Championship club Wolves could see them win the race for his signature.

Benfica's president Luis Filipe Vieira was pictured with Wolves new owners in the stands at Rotherham at the weekend as they kicked off their Championship campaign.

Agent Jorge Mendes was present, the intermediary who helped Fosun International with their takeover of Wolves, as they are minority shareholders in his Gestifute agency.

Since Fosun's buyout of Wolves was ratified, the club have bought in four players, two of which are from Benfica.

Midfielder Joao Teixeira signed on a season long loan, with winger Helder Costa signing under the same arrangement.

Benfica's Helder Costa on loan to MonacoBenfica's Helder Costa on loan to Monaco

While Leeds have desire to bring Scholl in, Wolves seemingly have the better connections to pull off a switch, and showed last season they could use cover at left-back, loaning in Jeremy Helan from Sheffield Wednesday.

Scholl is a player who could use a loan, yet to break into Benfica's first team, and it would not be a surprise to see him at either Championship club.

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