According to the reliable Phil Hay from The Athletic, Leeds United are continuing to chase a deal for Che Adams on loan from Southampton. If a deal happens it is likely to include a transfer clause at the end of the season, whether that is an option or an obligation to buy is as yet unclear.
Leeds may have to offer to pay Southampton at the end of the season most of Che Adams’ £15m transfer fee when he joined from Birmingham to persuade Saints to loan him out now. https://t.co/9bcfV1Okb6— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) January 10, 2020
Hay’s update says that the striker, signed from Birmingham City for £15m in the summer, is keen on the move but it depends whether manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is willing to let the striker leave. Southampton are linked with moves for other strikers which will probably have an effect on any potential deal for Adams.
he wants to come. As far as I can see, all down to whether Hasenhuttl will let him go— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 10, 2020
A more concrete deal is the signing of 18-year-old goalkeeper Elia Caprile from Chievo in Italy. Phil Hay and several reports in Italy say that Caprile is heading to Leeds this weekend for a medical and to tie up his transfer to Leeds.
Chievo goalkeeper Elia Caprile due in Leeds over the weekend to tie up his transfer. The first of three if Leeds land the targets they're aiming for. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 10, 2020
The goalkeeper is considered a good prospect for the future and would be involved at youth level - probably in the u23 side - to begin with. He could also find himself on the bench as backup to France youth international goalkeeper Illan Meslier should Kiko Casilla receive a ban for his alleged racism offence.
✍️ #LUFC look to have beaten a number of Premier League clubs to the signing of 18-year-old Italian goalkeeper Elia Caprile from Chievo Verona.— LeedsYouth ♂️ (@LeedsYouth) January 10, 2020
The Italian U18 International will head straight into Carlos Corberán's squad with Ilan Meslier looking set for more first team action. pic.twitter.com/8C5evCwptL
Caprile has himself received international recognition, being capped at U18 level by Italy. he is also likely to be a cheap deal as his contract runs out at the end of the season.