According to a report from Goal, Leeds have seen a loan bid for Ryan Kent rejected, but the Whites could yet return with a permanent offer for the Liverpool winger should they sell Jack Clarke this summer.
Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly keen to add the 22-year-old to his ranks this summer as he looks for the signings that he hopes will take Leeds across the line in the promotion race next season.
However, they have been dealt an early setback. Goal reports that Leeds had offered to sign Kent on loan for the coming campaign, but Kent is not planning on making another temporary move this summer and is instead focusing on either making the grade at Anfield or landing a permanent deal elsewhere.
With Goal adding that Kent is valued by the Reds at £12 million, it would appear that Leeds' chances of a deal have been dashed after their offer was rejected. But perhaps there is still a chance that Kent could end the window as part of Bielsa's squad.
The report notes that Leeds could yet make a permanent bid for the former Barnsley loanee if they end up selling Clarke during the coming months, with the likes of Spurs and Crystal Palace linked with the sensation.
Could Leeds really sign Kent permanently?
Even with a potential boost to their transfer kitty from selling Clarke, it would be a huge surprise and arguably a massive risk if Leeds were willing to pay anything like what Liverpool want for the youngster.
Kent did very well at Rangers this past season. But his record does not suggest that he is likely to justify such an eye-watering fee, especially at a club that have adopted a more cautious approach in the transfer market in recent years.
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