Leeds United and Italian clubs will face Liverpool this month in a battle with Udinese striker Rodrigo De Paul.
Leeds has been following attacking midfielder De Paul since last summer and continues to have him on his wish list.
But coach Marcelo Bielsa has two minds whether to make an offer in January or make a final decision before the start of next season.
However, the Liverpool champions have now announced their interest in the Argentine.
This could force the club executives from Elland Road to speed up their plans and try to buy the Argentine during this transfer window.
De Paul has ‘earned points’ in Liverpool’s punctual scout system as they seek to revitalize the squad in an effort to stay ahead of their rivals in the Premier League.
Antonio Conte’s Inter and Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus have also made it clear they are interested in the 26-year-old. / Telegraph /