Leeds United are interested in signing unneeded Lazio forward Vedat Muriqi but the formula of the deal may prove problematic.

As reported by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi yesterday, Marcelo Bielsa’s side are struggling for goals this season, having netted just 21 times at the half-way point of the season, leaving them in 16th place.

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Leeds are keen to sign Muriqi to attempt to resolve this problem, but there’s a problem. The Premier League side would prefer to sign the Kosovan on a loan deal but Lazio would prefer a definitive sale, wanting to close this chapter for good.

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The 27-year-old Muriqi, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2025, has failed to convince Maurizio Sarri this season and so the coach has requested for a new backup forward to be signed.

The Kosovan forward has made 14 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 313 minutes. In that time, he has provided one assist.