By Craig Scott

10th Jan, 2020 | 8:30pm

Leeds hold talks over deal to sign in-form striker whose contract expires this year - report

Leeds United have held talks with the representatives of Ivory Coast centre-forward Yohan Boli, according to Football Insider.

The news outlet claims that the 26-year-old’s contract with Sint-Truiden expires at the end of the season and the Belgian top-flight club would be keen on cashing in on him this month.

Leeds are hoping to take advantage of that – but it does not seem as though signing Boli will be straightforward

Football Insider reports that West Brom and Brentford are also interested in the former KSV Roeselare striker but the most complicated aspect of completing this deal is going to be Qatari club Al-Rayyan.

It is understood that Al-Rayyan have agreed a fee to sign Boli but the striker is now stalling over signing for the Middle Eastern side due to interest from England.

Further to complicate matters, Al-Rayyan have already confirmed via their official Twitter account in the last couple of days that they have signed the five-times Ivory Coast international.

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Has Al-Rayyan’s social media team jumped the gun? Something certainly does not seem right here.

Boli has been in terrific form in front of goal for Sint-Truiden this season, scoring 11 goals in 18 appearances across all competitions.

He could be a good back-up striker for Leeds if they do sign him based on his goalscoring record in the Belgian top-flight.

However fans might want to not hold their breath over the 26-year-old until there is clarity over which club he is actually contracted to right now.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has claimed the Whites are on the verge of a new signing who is expected in England this weekend.