Leeds United are plotting an ambitious move for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, who is reportedly valued at £20 million, in January.

According to The Sun, Leeds United are planning to make an offer for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, as Marcelo Bielsa seeks a quality player to boost his squad.

Weston McKennie may only have made his stay at Juventus permanent earlier this year but the Italians are already prepared to let him leave as soon as January. With a shortage of funds to improve their squad, the Bianconeri are hoping to attract offers for the American midfielder and could sanction a move if their demands are met.

Despite being a fairly regular player under Massimiliano Allegri, featuring in 17 games across all competition, McKennie might find himself unwanted at the club. Juventus reportedly want £20 million for his transfer as they look to generate funds to invest into the squad.

A host of Premier League sides, including Aston Villa, West Ham and Tottenham, were believed to have shown interest in the American, who might be tempted to test himself in England. Now, a more surprising name has emerged as potential suitors, with Leeds United reportedly keen on signing the midfielder in January.

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The figure of £20 million falls within the range of Marcelo Bielsa’s side, desperate to bring in quality options in the winter. Leeds find themselves in the relegation battle, owing to a major injury crisis in the squad. Their depleted team were hammered by Manchester City and Arsenal this past week, which has only solidified the need to bring in reinforcements.

McKennie could be a good option, as his energetic style of play suits Bielsa’s ideas. However, it will be quite surprising if the midfielder decides to sign for the Whites, given their status as relegation battlers. He might prefer to evaluate his options and only move to Elland Road as the last resort.

However, stranger things have happened in football, as the American could also consider Leeds as an entry point before signing for another big club in England. His arrival at Elland Road could give Leeds a massive boost in their fight for survival.

It remains to be seen if Juventus are seriously considering selling him in the January window. If they do, then a number of Premier League clubs could come in with offers. Leeds could be in the mix, although it does look difficult for Bielsa’s side to prise away the USMNT midfielder to Yorkshire.

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