Leeds United have seen a move for PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo plunged into doubt after his amazing start to the season, according to David Ornstein.
The Athletic journalist has reported that the Whites have come close to an agreement in recent weeks, and continuing talks after a failed deadline-day move.
It is said that Gakpo has shifted his expectations over his next move, with Leeds being informed that he is currently not interested in a move to Elland Road.
Leeds are not said to be giving up there though, with the move not completely dead in the water as things stand with Victor Orta likely on the case.
There was previous hope that the winger would warm to the idea of the switch and change his mind after complications, but other clubs are now starting to be mentioned.
Real Madrid are at the top of that list, with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal also mentioned, with much said to be dependent on how he performs in the upcoming World Cup.
This is one of those stories that are far from over, with twists and turns still likely to come.
It is shared that PSV are still likely to sell should a decent bid arrive on the table despite his contract running until 2026 at the club, with just under four years left.
So, with the fee not being an issue, it could be time for Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers Enterprises to make a real statement and write a blank cheque.
Gakpo has been open to the move previously, so there is a chance that he could change his mind with big money and the Premier League on offer to him.
Leeds’ form will need to change though, with the Whites slipping down the table after no win in five, and one of Europe’s big up-and-coming stars will not want to be involved in a relegation battle after his move.
Jesse Marsch will know that, and much could depend on that over the next couple of months, with all eyes remaining on this one until he is either signed or it is officially dead in the water.
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