Leeds want £20m transfer for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie as Marcelo Biesla prepares for survival fight

LEEDS have targeted Juventus’s American midfielder Weston McKennie to boost their survival fight.

But boss Marcelo Bielsa faces an uphill fight to get his man, who is available for around £20million.

McKennie, 23,  has had an up and down time since moving from Schalke in Germany.

But he is keen to stay and fight for his place at the Italian giants.

And a switch to Leeds in their perilous position above the drop zone may not suit McKennie at the moment.

However, the Whites will stick at it as he is in their price range.

And McKennie also has the quality and running power needed in midfield.

Leeds certainly need someone in this winter after being hammered 4-1 by Arsenal on Saturday.

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Bielsa had just NINE senior players available for selection at Elland Road.

And Leeds’ injury problems showed as they were taken apart by the Gunners.

SunSport understands the Whites are also interested in snapping up Chile international Ben Brereton Diaz from Blackburn Rovers.

But they are fighting a losing battle to keep Kalvin Phillips past next summer, with the England midfielder ready to join Liverpool over Man United.

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