Marcelo Bielsa is ready to spend after helping his side into the Premier League for the first time in 16 years, and they have set their sights on one of the Scottish Premiership’s best players.
The former England skipper has stood firm over his players so far this summer, but has also admitted that each member of his playing squad would be able to leave for the right price.
The Scottish Sun have now reported that Leeds are willing to raise their original offer by 40 per cent, and the new bid will be in the region of £14m.
The report adds that the Championship winners are ready to double the wages of the 23-year-old, which could help him choose between the Scottish giants and Elland Road.
The news will come as another blow to supporters as Alfredo Morelos moves closer to the exit door at Ibrox.
The Colombia striker was left out of the win over Kilmarnock on Saturday, and Kris Boyd thinks he is about to go.
On Sky Sports, he said: "Steven Gerrard backed him and to be fair Alfredo Morelos' performances for the last couple of years have been good. But recently, you can tell.
"Hearing Steven Gerrard's mannerisms towards him, they haven't been the same.
"Maybe the last little while has probably pushed Steven Gerrard to the limit of saying 'listen, I am not going to put up with any more of this'.
"I have got other strikers in so if you are not going to pull your weight in training then I don't need you.
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"Maybe people will turn around and have a go at Steven Gerrard for not nipping it in the bud early on but that wasn't easy to do.
"Steven Gerrard couldn't really have a go at him because there was nobody else to play.
"Whereas now, whatever has happened, and something has happened, he has decided you are not for me, you are out of the squad.
"I have got players who want to play in the light blue jersey."