Leeds want Serie A star, Atletico Madrid enter Cunha race, OBrien move halted

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Leeds United recovered from their Old Trafford humiliation by securing an impressive 2-2 draw away against Everton.

United came back from behind twice against The Toffees, as goals from Mateusz Klich and Raphinha cancelled out strikes by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Demarai Gray.

It was a much-improved display from their 6-1 defeat against Manchester United, where Marcelo Bielsa’s side could not live with United’s movement, speed, and passing.

However, United are still looking to complete some more business away from the pitch.

United have already signed Junior Firpo and Jack Harrison this season for a combined £25 million, however, there is still time for more fresh faces to enter Elland Road.

Daily Star Sport take a look at some of the latest rumours to circulate around Bielsa’s side.

Atletico Madrid to challenge Leeds for Matheus Cunha

All summer, United have been linked with the Brazilian who plays for Hertha Berlin.

The Brazilian has enjoyed a great summer after winning an Olympic Gold medal in Japan for Brazil.

However, it is reported by Bild that Atletico Madrid are set to pounce and offer the 22-year-old a direct route to the Wanda Metropolitano.

This would be a huge blow to The Whites who may struggle to compete with the current La Liga holders.

O’Brien’s price could hamper any potential deal

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Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien is another player who has appeared to have been on Leeds’ transfer wish-list.

O’Brien is reported to be very interested in a move to Elland Road according to The Athletic.

However, The Terriers have put a large price tag on the 22-year-old’s head and are believed to be after around £10 million.

Although it is also claimed by The Sun, Town may be willing to accept an initial fee of around £5 million, if Leeds pay add-ons that will take the deal to approximately £8 million.

United latest club to express interest in Nandez

Transfer insider and guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed Bielsa’s side have been linked with Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez.

Romano posted on his personal twitter page: “Atalanta are in talks with Cagliari for potential swap deal: Nahitan Nández to Atalanta, Sam Lammers to Cagliari. Both clubs are considering this chance.”

The Uruguay international would be an excellent midfielder to partner Kalvin Phillips in the midfield.

However, they face a tough battle for his signature with Atalanta’s third place finish in Serie A earning them a place in The Champions League.

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