Leeds United could be priced out of signing £18m Diagne who has scored 16 goals this season

Leeds United could be priced out of a move for the in-demand striker Mbaye Diagne.

The Peacocks were closely linked with a move for the Senegalese striker over the summer. However, the move failed to materialise after Diagne was rejected a UK work permit.

The prolific striker has gone onto apply for an Italian passport however, it may be too late for Leeds United.

According to the Turkish outlet Cumhuriyet, Kasimpasa are demanding up to £18 million for their star striker.

Diagne has maintained his impressive run of form this season with 16 goals in 15 games.