Leeds-linked Ivan Sunjic reportedly set to join Pep Clotet's Birmingham for £6.2m

Ivan Sunjic of Croatia controls the ball during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group C match between Croatia and England at San Marino Stadium on June 24, 2019 in Serravalle, Italy.

Leeds United were said to have launched a bid for the Birmingham City-bound midfielder.

Ivan Sunjic of Croatia looks on during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group C match between France and Croatia at San Marino Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Serravalle, Italy.

The Leeds United-linked midfielder Ivan Sunjic is flying in to sign for Pep Clotet's Birmingham City, according to reports in his native Croatia.

The Daily Mail claimed earlier this month that Leeds had launched a bid to sign Sunjic from Dinamo Zagreb, amid concerns that Kalvin Phillips could join Aston Villa.

 

But the newspaper warned that Birmingham had also made an approach, understood to be worth around £3.5 million.

And the Blues - whose new boss, Clotet, spent a season as Garry Monk's assistant at Leeds - have now had an offer of €7m (around £6.2m) accepted, according to Vecernji.hr.

Oxford United manager Pep Clotet looks on prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Milton Keynes Dons and Oxford United at StadiumMK on September 2, 2017 in Milton Keynes, England.

The website adds that Dinamo could earn another €1m (around £900,000) in bonuses, and will be due 30 per cent of Sunjic's next sale.

Positively for Leeds, Phillips' move to Aston Villa is looking increasingly unlikely, with the Villans set to sign central midfielders Marvelous Nakamba and Douglas Luiz, according to HLN and the Daily Telegraph, respectively.

But other clubs have been linked with the Whites academy product.

Kalvin Phillips before the SkyBet Championship playoff semi final match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May 2019.

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