Exclusive: Leeds In Talks With Striker Targeted By Bournemouth & Hull City, £3.6m Could Clinch Deal But Wages Could Prove A Problem

Leeds City are in talks with Mbaye Diagne after making an enquiry for the the Kasimpasa striker.

Turkish-Football reported on 8 July that Bournemouth, Hull City and Reading held talks with Diagne’s representative Ediz Balkan in Belgium.

The proposals made were discussed via the agent with Kasimpasa the following day.

We now understand that Leeds have also expressed an interest.

The Championship outfit have not made a formal offers and talks are still at an early stage.

Leeds have been informed that the striker would cost around £3.6m [€4m].

The 26-year-old’s wages could prove to be a problem if talks to reach a more advanced stage.

The Istanbul based outfit have just 12 months remaining on Diagne’s contract – but do have the option to extend by an additional season – and are prepared to sell this summer for the right price.

Kasimpasa signed Diagne on a free transfer from Chinese club TJ Teda in January.

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Diagne was a highly rated striker when Juventus signed him in 2013 but his career stagnated with loan moves to AC Ajaccio, Lierse, Shabab and Westerlo.

The powerful forward showed signs of returning to form after joining Kasimpsa.

Diagne went onto score 12 goals in 19 Super Lig appearances attracting interest from the domestic league and across Europe.