By Mark Smith

1st Jul, 2022 | 1:10pm

Leeds United cannot pay RB Salzburg demands for Mo Camara yet, player wants move with £17-25million price set

Leeds United can seal the signing of Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Mo Camara for a fee between £17million and £25million this summer, according to Ryan Taylor.

The Express journalist has reported that direct contact has been made, but that is yet to have been turned into a firm offer to either the club or player.

Unfortunately, though, LUFC FANZONE later reported that the Whites currently don’t have the funds ready to go with Camara wanting to make the move to Elland Road.

Speaking in his latest YouTube transfer talk round-up, Taylor shared news from his source close to the potential deal in this summer window.

“I reported earlier in the week that Red Bull Salzburg had excused Mohamed Camara from their pre-seaosn training camp so that he could prioritise making a decision on his future,” he said.

“His head is turned by the Premier League interest.

“Now, as I understand it, there hasn’t been anything concrete at the moment, Leeds have been in direct contact with his representatives to confirm their interest in a move, but they are juggling other targets as well.

“The price I was quoted in terms of discussion I had with a secure, it would be £17million to £25million in order to entice Salzburg into a sale.”

Sales first.

It looks as though Victor Orta is waiting for these huge sales to go through before pulling the trigger on any of his targets for Jesse Marsch.

Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips heading out will bring in over £100million, and then the highest price of £25million for Camara will simply be pennies for the Whites.

It would leave over more than £75million to bring in a winger and a new striker with the Leeds squad set to look completely different when we kick off the new Premier League season against Wolves.

Phillips looks to be first out the door given the ongoing Raphinha saga, and that could be done as early as today [01 July], immediately freeing up the funds to bring in the Malian international as his replacement.

Camara wants the move, Leeds want the player, and this one simply has to get done in the next couple of weeks – Orta has no excuses now.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle