The Sun says Guardiola is ready to do his pal Marcelo Bielsa a major favour by sending him teenage striker Nmecha on loan.
City boss Guardiola released Nmecha for talks with the Elland Road club yesterday just after letting midfielder Jack Harrison make the same move.
Guardiola is a huge fan of Bielsa and is happy to have highly rated England youth cap Nmecha under his wing for a season.
Swansea City thought they had a deal for Nmecha for the season while Blackburn and West Brom are also interested and can offer him game time.
However Leeds' late entrance into the race may be decisive thanks to the relationship between the two coaches.