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Report: Leeds make enquiries over Ayite and Martinho, reluctant to meet valuations

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Leeds are reportedly pursuing wingers Floyd Ayite and Raphael Martinho.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are so far unwilling to watch the asking price for wingers Floyd Ayite and Raphael Martinho.

New manager Uwe Rosler has so far been backed in the transfer market, signing Ross Turnbull, Sol Bamba, Tom Adeyemi, Chris Wood and Lee Erwin, but one area of the team continues to worry Leeds fans.

With few players in the squad capable of playing out wide, supporters are keen to see at least one new wide man brought in, especially with Rosler testing a 4-3-3 formation in pre-season.

Now, the Yorkshire Evening Post suggest that Leeds have made enquiries over signing Bastia's Floyd Ayite and Verona's Raphael Martinho.

Ayite, 26, joined Bastia from Reims last summer, but having hit five goals in 28 games, the Togolese international is attracting interest from Leeds. 27-year-old Martinho can play at left back as well as on the let hand side, and would be yet another player to make the move from Italy to Elland Road.

However, the Yorkshire Evening Post report that Leeds are so far reluctant to meet the asking prices set by the player's current clubs, meaning Rosler - and the Leeds supporters - may need to wait a while before seeing a winger arrive this summer.

Bringing in a new winger with pace and the ability to take on full backs is vital for Rosler and Leeds, who will need to get a regular supply into new striker Wood, who thrives on crosses into the box.

Ayite and Martinho are both left footed and would certainly play down the left hand side if Leeds can secure deals for one of them, with price so far the stumbling block, according to reports.

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