Leeds set for Chapuis capture
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lens were The Whites' main rivals for the hit-man's signature, but are now out of the race leaving the path clear for a move to Elland Road.
Chapuis is now set to undergo a routine medical in Yorkshire, before putting pen to paper on a one-year loan deal.
"We have studied his profile, but have decided not to pursue the player," admitted Lens chairman Gervais Martel.
Although Mark Viduka appears to be staying in Leeds, manager Peter Reid clearly sees his front-line as an area that need strengthening.
Should Chapuis join United, he would be the fourth French arrival at the club following the captures of Didier Domi, Lamine Sakho and Zoumana Camara.
Reid's Le Championnat signings have already paid dividends after Sakho and Camara both scored in Saturday's thrilling 3-2 victory over Middlesbrough.