Leeds United are among six sides reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario.
The 27-year-old has made 69 appearances for the Italian giants since joining from Sporting Lisbon in a 40 million euro deal in 2016. However, having spent time on loan with West Ham United and Lokomotiv Moscow in recent seasons, Mario has fallen out of favour at the San Siro and is expected to be moved on during the transfer window.
Leeds have contacted Inter for Euro2016 champion Joao Mario.— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) September 22, 2020
Newcastle in it too. Valencia have enquired as well, while Betis have already bid
West Ham, for whom Mario made 13 appearances while on loan in 2018, are said to be interested in bringing the midfielder back to the Premier League, along with Newcastle United.
Meanwhile, Spanish outfits Real Betis and Valencia, along with Turkish side Galatasaray, are also eyeing the midfielder, who is valued at £11.7 million by Transfermarkt
Mario made 21 appearances for Lokomotiv Moscow during his loan spell in Russia last season, scoring once and assisting six times.
He is likely open to a move away from Italy, having expressed anger over his treatment at Inter Milan earlier this year.
There are mixed opinions among West Ham fans as to whether they would take the midfielder back at the London Stadium.
Would you take Joao Mario Back at West Ham? pic.twitter.com/msPQnciRuV— Talkin West Ham #GSBOUT (@TalkinWestHam) September 21, 2020
Would you want him at Leeds? Or does his previous spell in England put you off? Let us know what you think @ThruItAllLUFC.