Bayern Munich swoop could oil the wheels on Leeds United's Crysencio Summerville bidding war

Crysencio Summerville is expected to generate plenty of Leeds United transfer interest this summer
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A bidding war suits Leeds United when it comes to Crysencio Summerville this summer. Paraag Marathe has already made it clear the Whites will need to cut their cloth accordingly this summer and that will mean, in his words, trade-offs.

Additions will be made to Daniel Farke’s squad to make it competitive at the top end of the Championship, but fresh capital will need to follow Red Bull’s investment. With another year of Championship income on the cards, with a decreased parachute payment, Leeds need to balance their profitability and sustainability projections before August 30.

Summerville, undeniably, ticks more boxes than any of his team-mates for a big-ticket sale this summer out of Elland Road. The Dutch winger was bought for a pittance, can generate a significant profit, represents attractive potential for suitors, has shown recent sustained form and a very impressive injury record.

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Summerville’s also going to be a willing negotiator with buyers because he has nothing left to prove in the Championship and has ambitions to get to the top of the game. Chelsea’s transfer track record shows they are the type of club you want to be involved in a bidding war.

The London giants have paid consistently exorbitant fees over recent windows and would be the ideal club to get into an auction on Summerville. Yesterday, it became clear the Blues were no longer interested in Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise.

Bayern Munich appear to be succeeding in that race. Chelsea’s interest in Summerville was already established while Olise remained on their radar. If the France under-21 international is now no longer of interest, it could well embolden their Summerville pursuit.

There is no suggestion at Elland Road of anything moving on Summerville imminently. Brighton & Hove Albion touched base last week to check the lay of the land and they may hope to take advantage of the June 30 financial deadline many clubs have to secure sales.

LeedsLive understands United are under no such time pressures and the Summerville exit will be allowed to develop naturally as bids start to come in. There is now at least one less distraction standing between Chelsea and their Summerville temptation.