A report in The Yorkshire Evening Post earlier this week claimed that the Palermo-owned defender’s agent has been “in touch with Middlesbrough” about a move to the Riverside Stadium in the summer transfer window.
The news followed Bamba’s rejection of an initial offer made by Leeds, as reported by HITC Sport last month.
The Teesside Gazette have now reported that Middlesbrough have dismissed those claims about Bamba moving to the Riverside in the summer.
This will come as good news to Leeds, who should now be looking to make a second offer to Bamba and sign him on a permanent contract from Palermo.
Former Paris Saint-Germain defender Bamba, who joined Leeds on loan from Palermo in the January transfer window, scored one goal and created one chance in 19 Championship appearances, and had a pass accuracy of 71% and a shot accuracy of 33%.