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Report: Leeds have four big-money deals lined up if Premier League promoted is secured

Championship side Leeds United will spend a minimum £45 million in the summer if they are promoted to the Premier League, according to The Athletic.

The Whites have been in and around the top two in the second-tier this term, and heading into the midweek round of matches they hold a five point advantage over Fulham in third.

Leeds did have a bit of a wobble earlier this month, but they look to have come out the other side of that, and with 12 matches remaining in the Championship season, they are handily placed to finally secure that elusive promotion back to the Premier League.

Should they go on and guarantee that top flight return, Marcelo Bielsa will spend a minimum of £45m, with the Whites already having four big deals in the pipeline once their elevation is confirmed.

The biggest amount will go on RB Leipzig attacker Jean-Kevin Augustin, a striker already on loan at Leeds and who will be relied upon for goals should anything happen to Patrick Bamford between now and the end of the season.

As part of his spell at Elland Road, the Yorkshire outfit have an obligation to buy him for £17m when the campaign concludes.

The Whites are also in line to secure the permanent switch for Helder Costa from Wolves, a move which will see them paying £15m for his full-time services, while on loan Manchester City ace Jack Harrison is also the subject of a clause that the Championship side can activate. They will part with £8m for his signature.

The other man Leeds are committed to keeping at Elland Road is Illan Meslier, the Lorient goalkeeper who impressed in the FA Cup tie at Arsenal last month, and who has been the understudy to Kiko Casilla. He would cost £5m taking their total spending to £45m should they go up this season.

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