Mike McGrath's transfer notebook: Leeds target in-demand winger Noa Lang

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Noa Lang of Club Brugge KV in action during Jupiler Pro League championship play-offs between Club Bruges KV and Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht (RSCA) on May 2, 2021 in Bruges, Belgium.  - GETTY IMAGES
Noa Lang of Club Brugge KV in action during Jupiler Pro League championship play-offs between Club Bruges KV and Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht (RSCA) on May 2, 2021 in Bruges, Belgium. - GETTY IMAGES

Leeds United are interested in Holland Under-21 winger Noa Lang but face competition to seal a summer deal.

The Club Brugge forward, 21, has turned his loan from Ajax into a permanent deal, tying him to the Belgium club until 2024. But that has not stopped clubs from around Europe targeting the £20million-rated player.

Lang was his club’s top scorer with 16 goals as they finished top of the table during the Jupiler Pro League’s regular season. His record since Christmas was 12 goals from 15 matches.

Leeds are looking at potential targets to strengthen their squad for a second season back in the Premier League and they have watched Lang, although the player has a host of admirers.

He can play across the forward line and also through the middle but has been started on the left wing most this season under Philippe Clement. Marcelo Bielsa has relied on Jack Harrison and Raphinha as his wide forwards this season and Lang is seen as a player with potential to add competition.

West Ham and Crystal Palace eye striker

RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-chan is being monitored by West Ham and Crystal Palace for a summer move.

The South Korea international, 25, is seen as a player with good value in the market as he is expected to be allowed to leave for £10million.

David Moyes has already insisted he would be priced out of a move for Tammy Abraham if Chelsea stick to their £40million valuation for the striker, while Hwang is an affordable target.

He worked with new Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch when they were both at RB Salzburg but his club are set to listen to offers for a deal when the summer window opens.

Wolves midfielder attracts interest from Europe

Wolves midfielder Owen Otasowie is wanted by Anderlecht, Nice and Wolfsburg on loan next season if he is allowed to leave Molineux on a short-term deal.

The USA international, 20, started against West Brom earlier this week but has mainly been used as a substitute this season and could be allowed out for regular game time.

Joe Allen to leave Stoke

Joe Allen will be allowed to leave Stoke City this summer, a year before his contract expires at the Bet365 Stadium.

The Wales midfielder, 31, could end his five years with the Potters if a club comes in with an offer.

He is currently sidelined with a calf and hamstring injury but is racing to be fit for the European Championships with Wales.

MK Dons midfielder is wanted man

MK Dons midfielder David Kasumu is being chased by Championship clubs after returning from injury.

Kasumu, 21, had three months out and suffered setbacks including a tweaked knee as he returned, but his return has helped his team’s unbeaten four-match run.