Report: Manchester City's Lukas Nmecha cleared for talks with Leeds United

LOSC Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa shouts to his players during the pre-season friendly match between Atalanta BC and LOSC Lille at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on July 26, 2017 in Bergamo,...

Leeds United could beat a string of Championship rivals to the Manchester City player's signature.

Lukas Nmecha of England celebrates scoring a goal during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Final between England and Portugal on July 15, 2017 in Gori, Georgia.

Pep Guardiola is ready to send Lukas Nmecha on loan Leeds United from Manchester City, according to the Sun.

The newspaper claims Swansea City thought they had a deal for Nmecha, with Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion also interested in the striker.

 

It adds, however, that Nmecha was yesterday (Thursday) cleared for talks with Leeds, and that Guardiola's relationship with Marcelo Bielsa, his Whites counterpart, may prove decisive.

Should the 19-year-old move to Leeds, he would follow in the footsteps of Jack Harrison - the Manchester City winger who switched to Elland Road on a temporary basis last week.

Manchester City's Jack Harrison in action at Soldier Field on July 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

It is not the first time the Sun has linked Leeds with Nmecha's services this summer.

The newspaper reported in June that the German-born England youth international was one of three players Guardiola was ready to send across the Pennines, along with Tosin Adarabioyo, the defender, and Brahim Diaz, the attacking midfielder.

Tosin Adarabioyo of Manchester City during the Premier League 2 match between Derby County and Manchester City on March 9, 2018 in Derby, England.

Adarabioyo, however, has today signed for West Bromwich Albion on loan instead.

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