Hamburg’s sporting director Jens Todt has confirmed that Pierre-Michel Lasogga has been given permission to travel to England amid a potential move to Leeds United, Sport Witness reports.

Lasogga did not turn up to Hamburg’s training today after travelling to Leeds for discussions over what is believed to be a potential loan deal to the Championship side.

The striker has been heavily linked with Leeds all summer, but a deal had so far failed to progress due to Lasogga’s worry about how much regular playing time he would be given.

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But since former Leeds striker Chris Wood’s move to Burnley last week, a deal to take Lasogga to Elland Road seems to be esculating.

It is reported that should Lasogga join Leeds before the transfer window closes on Thursday, it will be a loan deal with no view to make the deal permanent.

Lasogga was left out of Hamburg’s squad to face FC Koln at the weekend and appears to be surplus to requirements at the Bundesliga side.