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Report: Leeds offer £1.5million for Pawel Cibicki, agent confirms negotiations are underway

Sweden's forward Pawel Cibicki vies for the ball during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group A football match Poland v Sweden in Lublin, Poland on June 19, 2017.

Malmo striker Pawel Cibicki is reportedly close to joining Leeds United.

Sweden's forward Pawel Cibicki vies for the ball during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group A football match Poland v Sweden in Lublin, Poland on June 19, 2017.Sweden's forward Pawel Cibicki vies for the ball

According to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Leeds United have made a bid of SEK 15 million (£1.5million) for Malmo striker Pawel Cibicki as they seek new attacking reinforcements.

The Whites saw star striker Chris Wood leave the club for Burnley on Monday, with the New Zealand international leaving a huge hole to fill in the Leeds attack having smashed 30 goals in all competitions last season.

Leeds have moved to bring in NEC Nijmegen youngster Jay-Roy Grot, but the 19-year-old isn't expected to be Thomas Christiansen's first-choice striker this season, with Leeds likely to bring in at least one more striker. 

Sweden's forward Pawel Cibicki (R) and Poland's defender Pawel Jaroszynski vie for the ball during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group A football match Poland v Sweden in Lublin,...Sweden's forward Pawel Cibicki (R) and Poland's defender Pawel Jaroszynski

Now, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet report that Leeds are interested in signing Malmo striker Pawel Cibicki, and have submitted a bid of SEK 15 million (£1.5million) for the forward in an attempt to sign him before the transfer deadline.

Cibicki, 23, was born in Malmo and has come up through the ranks with the Swedish club having joined the club way back in 2006, and he is now an important first-team player for Pontus Jansson's former club.

The striker has notched five goals in 20 league games this season, having impressed out on loan with Jonkopings Sondra during the 2016 campaign, scoring ten goals in 29 appearances.

Sweden's forward Pawel Cibicki (R) and England's defender Ben Chilwell vie for the ball during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group A football match Sweden v England in Kielce, Poland...Sweden's forward Pawel Cibicki (R) and England's defender Ben Chilwell vie for the ball

A Swedish Under-21 international who used to represent Poland, Cibicki is rated as one of the top young players in Sweden, and Leeds appear to be making their move to sign him.

In fact, the report carries quotes from Cibicki's agent Nochi Hamasor, who has admitted that negotiations are underway to give Cibicki his big move before the transfer deadline, with Leeds hoping to seal a deal.

It may be something of a gamble from Leeds though, having snapped up Marcus Antonsson from Swedish football last summer with limited success, but Cibicki could be a diamond in the rough for the Whites - if they can secure his signature.

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