Leeds United even contemplating Matej Vydra gives a signal of their ambition

Andrea Radrizzani, Owner of Leeds United (3R) looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Leeds United are said to be interested in Derby County striker Matej Vydra this summer.

Matej Vydra of Derby scores the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

Even if Leeds United are unable to bring in Matej Vydra from Derby County this summer, reports in the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting that the striker is on their radar should be encouraging for supporters at Elland Road.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that Leeds are trying to work on a deal for Vydra, who Derby are prepared to sell.

The Rams reportedly want £10 million for Vydra, so for Leeds to be interested proves that they do have ambition and money to spend this summer.

Matej Vydra of Derby scores the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

Whether Leeds will be able to get a deal over the line for the Czech Republic international remains to be seen, but this is the clearest indication yet that Andrea Radrizzani is planning to invest.

Leeds have sacked Paul Heckingbottom after a mediocre spell in charge, and already have been linked with some much more high profile managerial targets.

Matej Vydra of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Barnsley at iPro Stadium on May 6, 2018 in Derby, England.

The links to Vydra also show a shift in transfer policy, as he is a player with a proven track record in the Championship.

And, all of a sudden, it appears that Leeds are finally showing the ambition of a genuine promotion contender, rather than shopping abroad for bargains.

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