Leeds want £5m Molde star Fredrik Aursnes to bolster midfield ahead of Premier League return

LEEDS are monitoring Molde midfielder Fredrik Aursnes.

The 24-year-old would cost the Premier League new-boys £5million.

French club Toulouse have also shown an interest in Aursnes, who has two years left on his contract but is keen to test himself away from Norway.

Aursnes joined Molde in 2016 after he was snapped up by now Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian is yet to play for his country, but represented their Under-21s 14 times.

Aursnes burst onto the scene at just 16 in, winning the 2012 Norwegian Cup with Hodd – when he became the youngster player ever to do so.

He joined Molde in December 2015, quickly becoming a regular and even representing them in the Europa League.

Aursnes has made 148 Molde appearances to date.

Marcelo Bielsa has already begun bolstering his squad, completing the signings of young duo Joe Gelhardt and Cody Drameh from Wigan and Fulham respectively.

Loan star Jack Harrison has also signed on for another year from Manchester City.

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It is unclear, however, whether they will be able to bring Ben White back to Elland Road.

The talented defender started every game as Leeds romped to the Championship title.

But Brighton boss Graham Potter is determined to take a look at the centre-back for himself in pre-season.

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