FC Zurich want the riches of Andrea Radrizzani as Leeds United look to sign Wilfried Gnonto before the end of this window, according to Blick.
The online outlet has reported that a deal for the “super” striker to move to Elland Road is currently in limbo with the two clubs far apart in their valuations.
Leeds are said to have offered around £2.2million, while the Swiss club are holding out for much more than that with a deal of around £8.7million being eyed.
Zurich President Ancillo Canepa has already been talking about minimum fees and the fact that rich Premier League clubs will definitely need to pay that fee.
One thing that is clear is that this is the final time that the Swiss club can bring in this sort of money for Gnonto, with his contract set to expire in 2023.
What makes things worst for them, is that a “sensational” extension is off the table with no talks even being planned to keep the Italian international.
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Clubs are now ready to take advantage of the Premier League and transfers new they hear.
It will have gone around Europe quickly that Leeds had over £30million on the table for Charles De Ketelaere before he moved to AC Milan this summer and they haven’t signed anyone since.
So, that money is still available to spend if Radrizzani decides to, with the likes of Zurich pushing their luck with their asking price for Gnonto.
The 18-year-old is described as “super” but in truth, he is still a young talent and unproven, despite his breakthrough for Italy across the summer.
Of course, he would be a good signing for the right price, but Leeds need to make sure if they do make their move, it is for the right price and how much he would be used.
Jesse Marsch has Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt as his wonderkid, do we need another young option? Probably not, we need someone who has already made a name for themselves.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle