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Leeds United rival Brighton in bid for Lazio’s Jordan Lukaku

The Whites are still looking to bring in another midfield option, with the Belgian able to play as a winger and left-back.

SS Lazio v Vicenza - Pre-Season Friendly
Lukaku features in a preseason friendly match for Lazio against Vicenza.
Photo by Marco Rosi - SS Lazio/Getty Images

Leeds United have made a bid for Jordan Lukaku at Lazio, according to Il Messagerro in Italy.

The Whites enquired about several Lazio players earlier in the window, with Lukaku being one of them, with his rice set at a bargain €5 million for the 26-year old.

Il Messagero now report that Leeds have rivalled Brighton in the pursuit of the versatile full-back, who can also play as a winger, with both teams submitting bids to meet Lazio’s valuation.

Despite being well thought of by Simone Inzaghi, Lukaku has struggled with injuries lately as Lazio are due to bring two new players into their squad as they look to recycle areas of their squad.

The Belgian comes from a family of footballers, with his brother of course being Romelu (Inter Milan), his cousin being Boli Bolingoli (Celtic) and his father being Roger Lukaku, who did the rounds in Belgian football after leaving the Ivory Coast.

Jordan has eight caps for Belgium, while assisting eight goals and scoring once for Lazio in 85 appearances overall.

This could be a bargain buy, but the risk of buying an injury-prone player remains. The Whites are still looking to raid Italy for the signature of Rodrigo De Paul, in what has been a cryptic saga that has been difficult to follow so far.