By Pranav Shahaney

3rd Aug, 2022 | 4:10pm

Leeds United in risk of missing out on striker Mergim Berisha as Mainz table bid

Mainz reportedly submitted a £1.7million bid to sign German striker and Leeds United target Mergim Berisha.

According to Turkish journalist, Yagiz Sabuncuoglu, who works for Vole and gives consistent transfer updates on the DLive app, the bid was turned down by Fenerbahce.

The 24-year-old is understood to be a wanted man this summer and manager Jorge Jesus does not want anything to do with him which should make a transfer easier to pursue for Leeds.

Via Twitter, Sabuncuoglu wrote, “Mainz offered 2 million Euros for Berisha, but this offer was not accepted. The German Club is closely monitoring Berisha’s situation. The player is still on their list.”

While he would not be our preferred option, Jesse Marsch really admires the striker and has managed to bring the best out of him.

MOT Leeds News exclusively reported that Fenerbahce are looking for £4.2million and Leeds are not willing to pay that, having seen a bid rejected already.

They are in talks and hopefully, they arrive at a conclusion sooner rather than later.

Berisha may be a decent backup to Patrick Bamford and he’s not going to be available for long, given the fact that other clubs are tabling bids for him as well.

Hopefully, Victor Orta manages to arrive at a conclusion one way or another as it’s imperative to put this saga to bed and move on with other transfer targets.

In other Leeds United news, a 29-year-old has snubbed interest from Europe to move to Elland Road with the move subject to a work permit.