Leeds are exploring a deal for Juventus and USA star Weston McKennie

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Leeds are exploring a deal for Juventus and USA star Weston McKennie, who is available on loan with an obligation to buy, with Jesse Marsch looking to strengthen in midfield.

  • The Yorkshire club are interested in signing Weston McKennie from Juventus
  • McKennie is available for loan with purchase obligation in the January window
  • Jesse Marsch’s team are also following Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi

Leeds United are exploring a possible deal for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie in the January transfer window.

Jesse Marsch’s side are keen to add further reinforcements to their squad following the arrival of £36m striker Georginio Rutter earlier this month.

They have identified USA international McKennie as a potential target as they look to strengthen their midfield department.

Leeds are exploring a deal to sign Juventus and US midfielder Weston McKennie

Leeds are exploring a deal to sign Juventus and US midfielder Weston McKennie

Jesse Marsch's team are looking for reinforcements amid their relegation battle

Jesse Marsch’s team are looking for reinforcements amid their relegation battle

The 24-year-old USA international has been made available by Juventus on loan with an obligation to buy.

McKennie has played 15 league games this season, 21 in all competitions, but he is considered ‘the most expendable’ of Allegri’s squad, despite his versatility.

He also started every game for the US men’s team at the World Cup in Qatar, as they were knocked out in the round of 16 by the Netherlands.

The American has spent four seasons in Italy with Juventus since moving from German Schalke in 2020.

The American midfielder has made 15 appearances for Juventus in the Italian top flight

The American midfielder has made 15 appearances for Juventus in the Italian top flight

Leeds have also been in contact with Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi’s agents.

Ounahi shone for Morocco at the World Cup, starting six of his team’s seven matches in Qatar.

Since then, he has only appeared once for his club, which was a 34-minute cameo appearance in their loss to Clermont Foot earlier this month.

Morocco became the first African nation to reach the World Cup semifinals, with Ounahi striking up a formidable midfield partnership with Sofyan Amrabat.

Leeds are also chasing Moroccan and Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi (above)

Leeds are also chasing Moroccan and Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi (above)