Atletico Madrid are in pole position to sign Leeds United target Matheus Cunha from Hertha Berlin.
The Spanish champions are moving swiftly to get a deal agreed for the Brazilian forward, a player long linked to Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
German outlet Bild have reported that, despite seeing a €25m bid knocked back during the week, Atlético will return with a bid of €30m that should be enough to prise him from the German club.
It is no secret that he has been made available for a move this summer but Hertha’s stance regarding his price tag has remained firm.
The Bundesliga club are still holding out for the valuation they placed on him back in June when Leeds were again linked.
The 22-year-old is capable of playing anywhere across the frontline, however a deal to Leeds has never looked anything more than speculation.
In the build up to the Everton match, Bielsa stressed that he is happy with the players that he has available and stated that the right players are not currently available for the right prices.
“Of course if we have the option to bring another player in, we will do it,” Bielsa said. “As long as that player is able to challenge the player we already have in that position.
“The situation is to find players who can overcome the players we already have, that have a low price, but to say a low price also means a high price.
“The low prices at the moment are very high and the good players, their prices are inaccessible. What’s not logical is that players cost three times as much as the players we’re currently trying to incorporate.”
With another central midfielder understood to be more of a priority than an offensive player, it seems as though Leeds will be continuing the new season with the attackers that are already on the books.