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Journalist: Leeds switch attention to Freiburg’s Robin Koch

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Leeds United are looking to bolster their defence this summer following their return to the Premier League.

The Whites are keen to sign Ben White from Brighton and Hove Albion, but it seems they’re now looking for options elsewhere.

White was simply superb for the Whites on loan last season and played a key role for Marcelo Bielsa’s side as they secured promotion.

Leeds made three attempts to sign him, but despite offering £25 million for the player, their bid was rejected by Brighton.

It seems Leeds have decided not to waste their time any longer on White, and as a result, have earmarked Freiburg central defender Robin Koch as a potential option.

According to David Anderson of The Mirror, Freiburg would demand a fee in the region of £10m for Koch.

Brighton are refusing to sell White, who is also attracting interest from Premier League heavyweight clubs like Chelsea and Liverpool.

According to reports from The Athletic, Leeds will be pushing for a deal for Koch in the next 48 hours.

The 24-year-old is a very experienced defender, and he would be a fantastic addition to the side. He has two caps for the German national team, and at £10m it looks like a cracking piece of business from Leeds.