Leeds are weighing up a move for Middlesbrough forward Britt Assombalonga before the transfer window closes, according to reports in the English media.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are looking for a replacement for Eddie Nketiah who was recalled by Arsenal earlier this month after the 20-year-old did not get the game time expected at Elland Road.
Boro have reportedly been open to offloading Assombalonga for over a year, but there have been no takers despite the Congolese international being the Teessiders’ top goalscorer. He has scored six goals in 20 Championship appearances this campaign.
Manager Jonathan Woodgate is keen on signing another forward this month but the club’s limited financial resources mean they are struggling to come up with the funds necessary to table a bid for their top targets.
The sale of Assombalonga would go a long way to helping Middlesbrough build up their transfer kitty, with the likes of Bristol Rovers’ Jonson Clarke-Harris, Peterborough’s Ivan Toney and Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove all having been linked.