Leeds United have been told they will have to pay £3.6million to land Kasimpasa striker Mbaye Diagne, according to Turkish Football.

What’s the story?

The 26-year-old has played in a number of different leagues and currently plays for Turkish Super Lig club Kasimpasa where he scored 12 goals in 17 games last season.

The 6ft 3in powerhouse was previously a target for Bournemouth, Hull City and Reading but now it appears Leeds have edged ahead in the race to sign him.

According to the report, Leeds have not submitted a formal bid but have expressed an interest and have been told they will have to stump up £3.6million to sign the striker, whose wages may also present a problem for the Whites.

Is he worth it?

Leeds’ striker struggles have been well-documented this summer after failing to bring anyone in despite being heavily linked with Matej Vydra, Abel Hernandez and Jerry Mbakogu, among many others.

If Diagne can rediscover the form that made him so highly-rated when he was a youngster at Juventus then Leeds could have a real talent on their hands.

Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t have long before the season gets underway and if he’s running out of options, Diagne would definitely be an upgrade on the current strikers at Leeds and Andrea Radrizzani must get a deal done to turn the club’s disappointing summer in the window around.

Jack Newman