By Pranav Shahaney

31st Aug, 2022 | 2:40pm

Wolves have reportedly rejected the proposal Leeds United submitted for striker Hwang Hee-chan which was believed to be worth £17million.

According to The Athletic’s Phil Hay and his colleague David Ornstein on 31 August, the payment structure was not to the liking of the West Midlands club.

They also intend to retain the services of the South Korea international which has now led to Leeds considering other targets including PSV attacker Cody Gakpo.

There is intent

It seems like the Whites are hell-bent on signing an attacking player before the transfer deadline even if nobody leaves the club.

For all intents and purposes, it seems like Dan James is going to stay so this move does not mean that the Welshman is on his way out.

It seemed earlier that the Whites may not sign anyone should James not leave, but that looks to be happening and an initial proposal clearly states their intention to bring a striker home.

Gakpo may not be an out and out striker but he has led the line on numerous occasions and has been likened to Thierry Henry.

Should Leeds bring him to Elland Road – he would be a Raphinha-esque signing – a player at Leeds worthy to play for one of the top Champions League clubs.

Given the Athletic report, it seems unlikely that they will return with a fresh bid for the Wolves player so it’s fair to write that one off.

In other Leeds United news, Whites player seals exit on August 31 as a European club wins the hotly-contested race for his services.