According to reputable journalist Alan Nixon, Leeds United look set to sign Matej Vydra from Derby County – under the condition that the club pay £11 million so that Derby County can fund an £8 million move for Bristol City striker Bobby Reid.

Reid has been linked with a move away from Ashton Gate to the Hawthorns during this transfer window, but it appears Derby County at present are the team leading the way to secure the strikers signature.

Vydra impressed for Derby County last season, scoring 21 goals in 40 Championship games for the Rams, helping to fire them to the play-offs last season.

The rumours are that Frank Lampard has been told that he needs to cut his budget accordingly for the forthcoming season at Derby County, and it appears to be the case that selling Matej Vydra will free up the money to be able to do so.

Leeds United are thought to have greater spending power under the leadership of Marcelo Bielsa, with it being reported that the Argentinian is going to be given an eight-figure budget for the upcoming season.

With this increased budget, Leeds United could look to bring Vydra for the reported fee of £11 million to Elland Road and then Derby County could launch a shock bid to lure Reid away from the Hawthorns in this transfer merry-go-round.

Whether Leeds United are prepared to spend £11 million on Vydra remains to be seen, but Bielsa wants the striker and Vydra would most likely relish playing in his attacking, expansive team.

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