Leeds join Arsenal in Weston McKennie transfer battle as Jesse Marsch's side open talks with Juventus over deal | The Sun
LEEDS have reportedly joined the race to sign Juventus and USA midfielder Weston McKennie.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal as Mikel Arteta looks to bring in some top quality back-up to Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka.
But now transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed Leeds are also interested in acquiring the American's services.
Speaking on social media, he said: "Talks ongoing between Leeds United and Juventus on conditions of Weston McKennie deal.
"Discussions also on player side over personal terms."
McKennie has been a regular in Juventus' side this season, starting 13 of their 16 games in Serie A.
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Since initially arriving from Schalke on a loan deal in 2020, he has contributed 13 goals and five assists in 96 appearances for the Italian giants.
He also impressed at the World Cup, starring for USA as they progressed through to the last-16 before being beaten by Netherlands.
And McKennie may see the opportunity to link up with fellow countryman Jesse Marsch at Elland Road as an exciting one.
Leeds boast other American midfielders in the form of Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams.
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Meanwhile, Romano also revealed that the alternative option for Leeds is Angers man Azzedine Ounahi.
Ounahi, 22, was sensational at the World Cup as he played a pivotal role in helping Morocco reach the semi-finals.
Leeds currently sit 15th in the Premier League table, one point above the relegation zone.
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