LEEDS hope to make it third time lucky with a £15million move for Rangers star Ryan Kent.
Rangers star Ryan Kent is still being targeted by LeedsCredit: The Sun
Marcelo Bielsa will make yet another attempt to capture ex-Liverpool youngster Ryan KentCredit: Getty
And Bielsa has told his transfer chief Victor Orta that the position is still open in his squad if he can pull off a deal for Kent.
Leeds bid £11m for the 24-year-old last summer and may have to go as high as £15m to get their man.
They want a quick answer after pursuing the player — who joined from Liverpool for £6.5m in 2019 — twice before without success.
Kent did not push to leave Rangers last time while Gerrard dug in his heels and was backed by his money men, a decision that kicked off their title surge.
Leeds will want to be sure Kent, who now has a new agent, and Rangers are in the market for a move or they will go on to other targets.
Argentine Bielsa prefers his business to be done early to let players join him at the start of pre-season training.
Many latecomers in the past have failed to get up to speed and suffered.
Leeds also want a left-back and an extra midfield player as Bielsa looks to build on an impressive first campaign back in the Premier League.
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The centre-back, 18, has yet to break into the Blades’ first-team.
But although his contract runs until the summer of 2022, he is likely to be a target in the next transfer window, especially if Sheffield go down as expected.