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Leeds may sign third new striker, director confirms Pierre-Michel Lasogga has two days off to seal deal

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between 1 FC Cologne and Hamburger SV in Cologne, western Germany, on...

Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga looks set for a move to Leeds United.

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga (L) celebrates his team's opening goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match VfL Wolfsburg vs Hamburger SV at Volkswagen-Arena...

Leeds United's striking overhaul could be about to continue, as Hamburg sporting director Jens Todt has been quoted by Sport1 in Germany as saying that Pierre-Michel Lasogga has been given two days off to analyse a move to Elland Road.

The Whites lost star striker Chris Wood to Burnley last week, with the 25-year-old completing a big-money move to Turf Moor having smashed 30 goals in all competitions last season, leaving Leeds with work to do in attack.

With Souleymane Doukara and Marcus Antonsson offloaded to Osmanlispor and Blackburn Rovers respectively, and Caleb Ekuban out injured, Leeds set about kickstarting life after Wood by landing target man Jay-Roy Grot from NEC Nijmegen last week.

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between 1 FC Cologne and Hamburger SV in Cologne, western Germany, on...

Fotboll Skanalen report that Malmo's Pawel Cibicki has agreed a four-year deal with Leeds ahead of the transfer deadline, but the Whites could be about to make it three new strikers signed following Wood's exit.

Recent speculation has suggested that Hamburg's Pierre-Michel Lasogga could make the move to Elland Road, and Sport1 now carry quotes from Hamburg's sporting director Jens Todt, claiming that Lasogga is already in the UK to analyse a move to Elland Road, and has two days off to finalise a move.

Lasogga, 25, joined Hamburg from Hertha Berlin in 2013, and he has now scored 30 goals in 107 games for the Bundesliga side, whilst he even has four goals in 11 caps for Germany at Under-21 level.

Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis (R) and Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hamburg SV and BVB...

Yet, with Bobby Wood and new signing Andre Hahn ahead of him in the pecking order, Lasogga now appears to be on the verge of leaving the Volksparkstadion, with Leeds potentially poised to add him to Grot and Cibicki before the transfer deadline.

A physically dominant target man with strength and aerial ability, Lasogga looks to be ideal for playing the lone striker role under Thomas Christiansen, though whether he would join Leeds on loan or permanently remains to be seen.

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