Swansea City manager Michael Duff has confirmed talks are underway with Leeds United target over a new deal.

Swansea City manager Michael Duff has confirmed talks are underway with Leeds United target Joel Piroe over a new deal.


Duff was speaking to BBC Sport following Swansea’s 3-0 Carabao Cup first round win over Northampton Town, in which Piroe netted two goals.


Piroe has just 12 months left on his deal at Swansea and the Wales Online had indicated earlier in the summer he has no interest in signing a new one in South Wales amid interest from Leeds, Leicester City and Atalanta.

As per Mail+, Swansea are set to command somewhere in the region of £15 million to sell Piroe before the end of the window, but no club has yet bitten on that price tag.


As such, Piroe has started both of Swansea’s opening two matches this season as he remains a key part of Duff’s plans.


Duff confirms Leeds target Piroe is in talks over a new deal
Speaking on Tuesday evening, Duff claimed talks have began between the club and Piroe over signing fresh terms at the club, though a decision is not close to being made.

He said: “I know the club are talking to Joel. I don’t know where it’s at – he has not said no, he has not said yes, and we have not had a bid. Until the club receive a bid, there is no question to be answered.


“We could probably save everybody a bit of time after every game by just not talking about it. Until it happens, it’s a pointless conversation. Until he goes… his attitude has been great. I say until he goes, he might not go. He is a good player and he helps the way we want to play.

Swansea City have got a Joel Piroe problem again and this time they don't  have a £12m bargaining chip - Wales Online

“He sort of dictates the way we want to play because of the movements he makes. The one thing everyone is looking for in football is goals and it is the most expensive thing. He is a prized asset. If someone is willing to pay the right price then I am sure he will go, but these are decisions which are taken out of my hands.”

It does feel more and more as though Piroe could end up staying at Swansea this summer due to the sort of price tag they are asking for.

However, it was blatantly obvious at the weekend just how much Leeds needed that focal point in attack who can finish off the large volume of chances created by Daniel Farke’s flair players.


Ultimately, they aren’t going to find many better than Piroe at this level in that regard.

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