PSG striker Arnaud Kalimuendo does not fancy a summer move to Leeds United despite there being an offer on the table for him.
According to L’Equipe, Leeds have already submitted a £17million bid for the 21-year-old who prioritises to stay at Parc des Princes despite Christophe Galtier being vague over his future.
Now, Nice and Rennes have entered the race to sign him with the latter opening talks with him on July 24.
Addressing the transfer claims, Galtier said, “He’s doing great but then there’s the market. We’ll see the club’s and the player’s decision.”
It’s pretty evident that Kalimuendo does not want to move to Elland Road this summer so Leeds need to move on with their pursuit.
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They knew that signing players at Champions League clubs was always going to be difficult, given the growing interest in their services.
They’re encountering something similar with AC Milan’s quest to sign Charles De Ketelaere from Club Brugge.
Leeds must now go back to the drawing board and Victor Orta must suggest some more strikers for Jesse Marsch to consider.
It seems unlikely that they will get one in time for the start of the season but they should not allow the window to shut without having signed a striker.
While this isn’t a defiant no from Kalimuendo, it’s pretty clear that he will only join Leeds if PSG do not want him and other offers do not satisfy him.