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According to The Sun, Leeds are keen to sign a long-term target of theirs this summer – Rangers forward Ryan Kent.

Marcelo Bielsa is said to have asked Victor Orta to offer Steven Gerrard £15 million for his 24-year-old attacker.

This news comes after Leeds saw a bid rejected for the Rangers No.14 back in August, with Gerrard issuing a hands-off warning as Sky Sports covered.

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Now, Leeds are set to swoop again for the forward, who Jürgen Klopp – one of football’s brightest minds – is a big fan of.

Speaking back in July 2019, when Kent was still a Liverpool player, the German told LFCTV that the Oldham-born winger is a ‘wonderful’ footballer.

Klopp said: “Ryan had sensational moments in the Sevilla game – one-on-one situations are his big strength. He is a wonderful kid, a wonderful player.”

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In our view, we can’t see this deal happening.

Leeds would presumably have to smash their club-record transfer fee to take the 12-goal man away from Ibrox, especially now with Rangers on the up.

The former England Under-20 international will be experiencing Champions League football for the first time in his career next season.

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In that respect, Leeds would have to do so much work to convince Kent to abandon that, and also to convince Rangers to sell.

It’s a tough one to negotiate, but Orta has admittedly done some fine work in the market recently.

Keep an eye on this transfer saga.

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