Leeds United are reportedly considering a move for Los Angeles FC star Jose Cifuentes with a bargain £6m needed to complete a deal – but perhaps the interest in Cifuentes is a sign that Leeds are planning for life without Mateusz Klich.

Cifuentes, 23, has sparkled for LAFC this season. The newly-formed MLS club sit top of the Eastern Conference in the MLS. They look a good bet to win the entire competition, especially after signing Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale.

Ecuador international Cifuentes joined LAFC in January 2020 and has since clocked up 81 appearances in all competitions. This season, he has been both an attacking and defensive force in the middle of the park for LAFC.

Scoring six goals and creating seven in 26 games, he is a throwback to the old-fashioned box-to-box midfielder. Reports from his home country suggest that Leeds are considering a move, and he would cost just £6million.

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Leeds considering Cifuentes suggests planning for life without Klich

The Athletic state that following his cameo role against Wolves, Klich has interest from a number of European clubs. The 32-year-old is being linked with the exit door, with Jesse Marsch suggesting he could leave Elland Road.

Klich has been at Leeds since the summer of 2017, clocking up 180 appearances. His first season did not go to plan. But under Marcelo Bielsa, Poland international Klich became a mainstay – helping Leeds gain promotion.

But with the World Cup on the horizon and new manager Jesse Marsch bringing in new midfielders, Klich is said to be considering his future. He was named on a bench of outcasts and youngsters in a friendly against Cagliari.

Yes, he came on against Wolves, but Marsch has made it clear that Klich wants to play for Poland in Qatar. It is whether he thinks he will get the necessary game time to do that. Interest in Cifuentes suggest Leeds could let Klich go.

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