Leeds United have been keeping tabs on Kasimpasa striker Mbaye Diagne this season.
Diagne’s agent Ediz Balkan has made it clear to Turkish-Football that Leeds are one of several clubs scouting the prolific striker.
The powerful striker was targetted by Leeds United, Reading and Hull City [Turkish-Football] over the transfer window.
Diagne was unable to complete a move to England due to not having a work permit but he will have an EU passport in 2018.
The 26-year-old has been in great form for the Istanbul based outfit and scored a brace today in the 5-0 victory over Akhisar.
Leeds United, Reading & Hull held talks with Mbaye Diagne this summer
He just scored his 10th goal in 9 games 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/fPXqduGZGc
— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) October 20, 2018
Diagne also provided an assist taking his overall tally to 10 goals and two assists in nine games this term.
The Senegal international would have scored a hat-trick had his goal on 62 minutes not been ruled out by VAR.
The victory moved Kasimpasa into second place just a single point behind league leaders Galatasaray.
Kasimpasa 5 – 0 Akhisar
Stadium: Kasımpaşa Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Referee: Suat Arslanboğa, Mehmet Kısal, Mustafa Sönmez
Kasımpaşa: Ramazan Köse, Popov, Veysel Sarı, Ben Youssef, Veigneau, Sadiku, Tarkan Serbest, Eduok (min. 84 İlhan Depe), Pavelka (min. 76 Koita), Trezeguet (min. 89 Hakan Demir), Diagne
Akhisarspor: Fatih Öztürk, Lopes, Caner Osmanpaşa, Mustafa Yumlu, Kadir Keleş (Dk. 64 Regattin), Sissoko, Aykut Çeviker, Barbosa (Dk. 68 Onur Ayık), Josue (Dk. 82 Larsson), Güray Vural, Seleznov
Goals: min. 57 Trezeguet, min. 58 Tarkan Serbest, min. 67 & 70 Diagne, min. 78 Eduok (Kasımpaşa)
Yellow Cards: min. 23 Mustafa Yumlu, min. 83 Güray Vural, min. 85 Regattin (Akhisarspor), min. 45+1 Diagne (Kasımpaşa)