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Leeds are front-runners to sign Ekuban


Leeds have emerged as the front-runners to sign Chievo Verona striker Caleb Ekuban, according to GhanaSoccerNet.

The report details that the 23-year-old is attracting interest from several clubs after hitting fine form last season for loan club FK Partizani, where he scored 18 goals in 42 matches in all competitions.

It is said that Chievo are now weighing up “multiple offers” for the striker upon his return and that Leeds are believed to have placed a request for the services of the Ghanaian.

However, Cypriot giants APOEL Nicosia are also understood to be interested and it is stated that they could tempt Chievo’s resolve by tabling a six-figure bid for Ekuban.

Italian-bork Ekuban has never played for Chievo with all of his first team experience to date coming in loan moves with each of Sudtirol, Lumezzane, Renate and Partizani Tirana.

It is now detailed that the Serie A club will make a decision on his long-term future in the coming days.

Leeds, meanwhile have already brought in last season’s loan player Hadi Sacko on a permanent transfer this summer despite being without a manager.

They may now be looking at further players to bolster their squad following the appointment of Victor Orta as the club’s director of football as they look to push on from their seventh placing in the next campaign.

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