Leeds United are working on a deal for Swansea City’s Joel Piroe amid mounting interest in the Dutch forward.

United have a long-standing interest in Piroe, who they targeted late on in last year’s summer transfer window, and value him in the region of £8million to £10m.

Piroe, who scored 19 goals in the Championship for Swansea last season and 22 the season before, is into the last 12 months of his contract with the club and has so far resisted their offer of a two-year extension.

He is increasingly likely to leave Swansea before next week’s transfer deadline and Leeds are one of several sides who are competing for his signature.

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Southampton, whose boss Russell Martin worked with Piroe at Swansea, and Leicester City are other sides tracking him but Leeds are under pressure to make key additions to the squad at the end of a summer which has seen numerous departures from Elland Road.

A number nine is a major priority for manager Daniel Farke, who currently has Georginio Rutter as his only available centre forward.

Patrick Bamford and Mateo Joseph are recovering from injury and Farke wants a striker to come through the door before the window closes.



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