By Pranav Shahaney

10th Aug, 2022 | 9:14am

Leeds United target Cody Gakpo admits that there is a chance he will stay at PSV, especially if they qualify for the Champions League.

His side are now one more round away from reaching the group stages and all that stands in their way are last season’s Europa League finalists Rangers.

According to the Mirror, the Whites are looking to sign him this summer and will have to shell out £40million to secure his services.

In an interview with ESPN before the qualifier against Monaco, he said, “We must first focus on [the second leg against Monaco] and try to make it to the Champions League.

“Then it is more likely that I will stay. I don’t think I have said anywhere that I am leaving, so there is definitely a chance that I will stay.

“I’m open for a cup of coffee with the management, or coffee for them and water for me. We’ll see how it goes.”

Waiting game?

Whether or not Leeds wait and see if he’s available later in August, remains to be seen.

However, it seems evident that Gakpo wants to play in the Champions League and that’s not something he will be offered at Elland Road.

Alternatively, none of the clubs linked with him are playing in Europe’s elite club competition this summer so that’s something to take note of.

Gakpo has become a central striker after starting his career as a winger so he would be an ideal fit at Leeds and be an upgrade on anyone in their attack.

It will certainly smash the club’s transfer record but if they were willing to do that for Charles De Ketelaere, they surely would not mind Gakpo’s arrival either.

At 23, he represents one for the present, but also has a high resale value and they can make a hefty profit from him if he does want to leave in the coming years.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now have a clear run to sign a £20m-rated left-back as their Premier League rivals have now bowed out of the race.