£1.5m Leeds target Ibraimi has Champions League nightmare

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A look at Agim Ibraimi's less than successful trip to Stamford Bridge in midweek.

Chelsea's unstoppable form this season was bad news for Slovenian side Maribor in midweek, who walked into a demolition job at Stamford Bridge.

They were easily beaten 6-0 in the Champions League group stage clash, but they could easily have had a brief moment to savour.

Agim Ibraimi won a second half penalty when he was felled in the box, but missed the spot-kick, and a chance to reduce the deficit, with Maribor at that point 4-0 down.

It capped a poor display for the Macedonian, who managed only one of his other three attempts on target. 

The Sun had reported only last week that Championship side Leeds United were interested in his signature:

"Darko Milanic is plotting a £1.5million January raid for his former Maribor favourite Agim Ibraimi.

"New Leeds boss Milanic managed midfielder Ibraimi for two seasons at the Slovenian outfit and wants him to boost the Yorkshire side’s push for the play-offs."

Ibraimi even played for Massimo Cellino's former side Cagliari last season, and so is a player he will know well.

Maribor look set for an early exit from the Champions League, with Chelsea and Schalke likely to qualify, and are battling with Sporting Lisbon for the Europa League spot. A complete exit from European football, if they finish bottom, could help convince him to move on if a transfer offer arrives in January.

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