Report: Palermo make bid for Birkir Bjarnason, three others interested, Leeds United not one of them

Stadio Renzo Barbera

The Icelandic international's contract situation appears to have been mistaken this summer.

At the weekend there was a new development regarding the future of Birkir Bjarnason, the Pescara and Iceland midfielder who has been linked with a move to Leeds United this summer.

It had previously been reported that Bjarnason was available on a free transfer at the end of the month. His contract with the Serie B side reportedly coming to an end.

That attracted interest from newly appointed Leeds boss Uwe Rosler, who has managed him before whilst in charge of Norwegian side Viking.

However, in an exclusive from Italian source Calcio Mercato it was reported that he is still under contract with Pescara until 2017 and would cost somewhere between €2.5 and €3 million - far more than Leeds would be likely to pay for the player.

Now La Gazzetta dello Sport are also quoting similar figures, as they report today that Palermo have in fact made a bid in the region of €2.5 million for the Icelandic international.

On top of that, they also mention interest from the likes of Sassuolo, Cagliari and Torino in his coveted services.

However, they claim no interest from Leeds United. Perhaps that price-tag will put Leeds off after all.

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