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Leeds want to sign this powerful forward, would be ideal for Heckingbottom's side

Leeds want to sign this powerful forward, would be ideal for Heckingbottom’s side – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Leeds United will look to sign the Nigerian forward Jerry Mbakogu at the end of the season.

The Championship outfit tried to sign the Carpi attacker last month but the Serie B side were not keen on losing a key player halfway through the season.

Mbakogu is likely to cost around £3.5million and he will add some much-needed pace and power to Leeds’ attacking unit.

The Nigerian has scored 6 goals so far this season and he is looking to guide his side to a promotion play-off place in Serie B.

Mbakogu is looking to secure a dual Italian passport and once that is sorted, Leeds will be able to complete the transfer without any work permit issues.

The Whites signed Pierre-Michel Lasogga on loan from Hamburg this season but the forward has struggled to impress so far. Leeds will need someone to spearhead their attack next season and Mbakogu can play the target man role for them.

Leeds United will be hoping to finish the season strongly under Paul Heckingbottom now.

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£44m title-winner identified as ideal reinforcement by Jose Mourinho for Man United

Jose Mourinho has identified Fabinho as one of his summer transfer targets with a move of nearly £50m expected.

Manchester United have been linked to the AS Monaco player for a number of transfer windows now, and reportedly had strong interest last summer.

However, Sky Italia, as per the Express, now suggest that Mourinho has already put plans in place in order to bring Fabinho to Old Trafford.

The Portuguese has revealed he’s currently content with his options in attack with a strong forward line consisting of two or three of Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku.

He’s insisted that no more signings will be made in attacking positions, but Man United re likely to look to strengthen their defensive and midfield options, areas where they’ve fallen short this season at times.

Fabinho, who lifted Ligue 1 with Monaco last season, is also being monitored by Paris Saint-Germain. He offers United options at both rightback and in defensive midfield.

Aged 24, Fabinho would be a younger option ahead of Antonio Valencia, the club’s vice-captain who’s into his 30s. Michael Carrick, club captain, is set to retire in the summer while Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini is looking likely to choose to leave the club on a free transfer.

Fabinho could end up being a first-choice right-back for United, but would also provide cover in midfield.

United are likely to look for another first-choice midfielder. If Mourinho wants to play with a three-man midfield to allow Paul Pogba to truly flourish with more freedom and fewer defensive responsibilities, he needs a stronger option than Ander Herrera and thus Fabinho may not be the only signing who can play in midfield.