Leeds United have reportedly accelerated their interest in Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino ahead of the closing of the January transfer window.
The Reds are said to be open to offers for Minamino, as the Merseyside giants close in on the capture of Colombian attacker Luis Diaz from Porto.
Leeds and Monaco are among the clubs to be credited with an interest in the 27-year-old, who has scored six times and registered one assist in 18 appearances for Jurgen Klopp‘s side this season.
According to the Daily Mail, Leeds have now stepped up their pursuit of the Japan international, with head coach Marcelo Bielsa determined to bring in some creativity before the end of the transfer window.
The report claims that the Whites view Minamino as an alternative to Red Bull Salzburg’s Brenden Aaronson, with discussions between the two parties stalling.
The attacker, who spent the second half of the 2020-21 campaign with Southampton, could move to Elland Road on loan for the remainder of the season.