Leeds target £20m Arnaud Kalimuendo transfer with PSG striker wanted to help fight Patrick Bamford for striker spot

LEEDS are eyeing a £22million move for Paris Saint-Germain starlet Arnaud Kalimuendo.

Jesse Marsch wants a new striker to compete with Patrick Bamford and hopes to wrap up the deal next week.

Arnaud Kalimuendo could be on his way to LeedsCredit: Alamy
Leeds were left short up front last season as Patrick Bamford spent months on the sidelines with injuryCredit: Getty

The French youngster, 20, has spent the last two seasons on loan at Lens.

He netted eight times in his first season at the Estadio Bollaert-Delelis and improved in his second scoring 13 goals.

The French Under-21 international is also attracting interest from Rennes.

Kalimuendo has played five times for the PSG first-team but it yet to score for the champions.


The Whites wanted to bring in Charles de Ketelaere from Club Brugge but the Belgian opted for AC Milan.

The 21-year-old Belgian was one of Leeds’ main targets of the summer after a stellar season where the attacking midfielder netted 18 goals.

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizanni told The Athletic: “He was our icing on the cake, the special player.

“We had a period when I knew Milan were sleeping because of the change of ownership and I hesitated.

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“We were agreed with Brugge for £34million.”

So far, Leeds have brought six players to Elland Road including Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Luis Sinisterra as Marsch looks to re-build the squad that narrowly avoided relegation last time out.

And the American boss has got plenty of cash to splash this summer after the club sold both Raphinha to Barcelona for £55million and Kalvin Phillips to Man City for £45million.

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