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Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United are set to miss out on Lazio striker Vedat Muriqi to West Bromwich Albion, according to A Spor.

A Spor have reported that Muriqi is travelling to England to complete a transfer to West Brom from Lazio.

Sky Italia journalist Alfredo Pedulla has reported interest from Championship club West Brom in the 27-year-old Kosovo international striker.

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This comes following claims from Lazio-based website La Lazio Siamo Noi  that Leeds have made a move for Muriqi, and that progress has been made.

Leeds want to sign the 27-year-old on loan until the end of the season with a permanent option of €8million (£6.7million).

The problem is that Lazio reportedly want that permanent clause to be obligatory.

We covered the report here on HITC Sport.

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Vedat Muriqi would be no big miss for Leeds United

In our view, if Leeds are unable to sign to sign Muriqi, then it will not be a big miss for Bielsa as well.

Yes, we understand that Leeds could do with a new striker given Patrick Bamford’s injury problems this season.

Moreover, it is important for Bielsa to have a senior option in attack even when Bamford is fit and playing.

But, in our opinion, Muriqi is not the answer.

The 27-year-old has not scored a single goal in 208 Serie A minutes and 107 Europa League minutes for Lazio this season.

Muriqi scored just one goal in 818 minutes in Serie A last season.