Premier League promotion hopefuls Leeds United are hoping to recoup their investment on Georginio Rutter as they step up interest in Rangers star Glen Kamara.

According to Sky Sports, Leeds are looking to bank the £35.5m they spent on the French attacker, 21, who moved to Elland Road from Hoffenheim in January.

This comes amid interest from Ligue 1 side Lyon and claims that the club rejected a bid of around £25m from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

Whilst Georginio Rutter plays in a different part of the pitch from Glen Kamara, the substantial transfer fees involved could help, in part, fund a move for the Rangers midfielder.

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According to reports, Leeds United are set to step up their move for the Finnish international who is said to be available for around £5m this summer.

Rangers boss Michael Beale has already admitted that Glen Kamara is set to be moved on and the ex-Dundee star is yet to be seen in a Light Blues shirt this season.

Leeds United to demand big money for Georginio Rutter

The links to Glen Kamara also come as Leeds United reportedly plan a £20m end of window transfer splurge with Daniel Farke looking to earn immediate promotion back to the Premier League.

Back in the Championship, the pressure is on the club to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking and with that has come substantial investment.

Joel Piroe – who was linked to Rangers earlier in the window – will cost the club north of £10m and could be the key to firing Leeds to the Championship title.

A reported £5m deal for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri has just collapsed after the club flew the German international into Yorkshire.

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But at the same time as Leeds United prepare to spend, the situation around Georginio Rutter proves the club will not be selling their top stars on the cheap following relegation.

Tyler Adams moved to Bournemouth on a £20m deal and as the Championship side prepare a transfer splurge, they are also looking to recoup big fees.

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