LEEDS have reportedly stepped up their interest in Adama Traore by offering Wolves £30million to sign the winger.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from Molineux this summer with Barcelona and Chelsea two interested parties.
But according to transfer guru Duncan Castles, the Whites are looking to steal a march in the race to secure the Spain international's services.
He has claimed that Marcelo Bielsa's side have launched a £30m offer as the Argentine gaffer looks to bolster his attack.
Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Castles has stated that Leeds are willing to smash their club-record fee to bring the player to Elland Road.
Though it has been alleged that Traore, who started 28 Premier League games last season, sees joining Leeds as a sideways move.
If Traore was to leave, he would only want to play for a club in the Champions League.
Castles said: "They [Leeds] were prepared to pay an initial £30m for Adama, who is a player that is well known to Leeds' director of football Victor Orta.
"He signed him from Aston Villa when he was in charge at Middlesbrough a few years back.
"My guidance is that Adama is not interested in moving there and sees himself at, rather than making a sideways move in the Premier League, he wants to move up to a club with Champions League status.
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