Leeds transfer news: Marcelo Bielsa closing in on fourth signing with medical scheduled
Bamford is set to complete his move to 60 miles south to Elland Road in the next 48 hours, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Leeds have been looking to add a striker to their squad after struggling last season upfront and so far the summer transfer window has been a disappointment for the Whites, with failed attempts for Hull’s Abel Hernandez and Derby’s Matej Vydra.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has made the acquisition of a proven Championship striker a priority this summer and the deal for Bamford has progressed quickly over the weekend.
Bamford is expected to have his medical on Monday before completing a move which could worth £10m, after a number of add-ons are included in the transfer.
The 24-year-old scored 13 goals in 44 appearances for Middlesbrough last season helping the club secure a play-off spot.
Middlesbrough paid Chelsea £6million to sign Bamford on a permanent deal in January 2017.
Leeds’ capture of Bamford is expected to end their interest in Vydra, after the Czech striker reported demanded more than £50,000 a week in wages.
Bamford will become Leeds’ second permanent signing of the summer after the club completed the transfer of Wolves defender Barry Douglas on a three-year deal on Saturday.
The Whites have also brought in midfielder Lewis Baker and goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on season-long loan deals from Chelsea.