In demand!

Rumours are circulating that Billy Davies is set to offer Leeds United £1,000,000 to acquire the services of Argentine striker, Luciano Becchio.

Speculation surrounding the future of the Argentinian has been rife with the strikers contract at Elland Road set to expire in the summer, and a new deal yet to be agreed. However, the 26-year old did move to quash rumours of an exit a couple of weeks back saying that he wanted to see dreams of playing for Leeds United in the Premier League realised.

Despite the strikers statement, the rumours have barely relented with many pointing to competition for places as a possible reason for his exit. The Whites are top-heavy in the striking department having added Billy Paynter and Ross McCormack to the squad in the summer. The club also confirmed a new deal with South African striker Davide Somma just last month.

With 9 goals so far this season, Becchio is currently Leeds United’s top goalscorer. The 0-0 draw away to Reading last week marked Becchio’s 100th league appearance for the Whites, in which time, he’s managed 38 goals for the club after joining from Merida in 2008.