Report: Leeds battling Championship rivals Blackburn for signature of Sandro Wagner

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Leeds are reportedly interested in signing Hertha Berlin striker Sandro Wagner.

Accordng to Tutto Mercato Web, Leeds United are interested in signing German forward Sandro Wagner from Hertha Berlin this summer.

The Whites are on the verge of signing Brentford winger Stuart Dallas according to London 24, but manager Uwe Rosler may still be looking for more reinforcements.

The Yorkshire Evening Post recently reported that Leeds were looking to sell strikers Billy Sharp, Steve Morison and Nicky Ajose - and having allowed Sharp to join Sheffield United, Rosler may need the latter two to leave before bringing in another forward.

Even after signing Lee Erwin and Chris Wood this summer, Leeds continue to be linked with centre forwards, with Tutto Mercato Web reporting that Sandro Wagner is a target.

The former Bayern Munich man failed to score for Hertha Berlin last season, and the report states that Leeds are battling Blackburn and Darmstadt for his signature, with Rosler seemingly looking to bring one of his compatriots to Elland Road.

Wagner stands at 6ft 4in tall, and possesses strength and aerial ability, but his recent lack of goals would be a concern to Leeds fans.

With Erwin, Wood, Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara in the ranks, it would be a surprise to see Leeds sign another striker, especially with Morison and Ajose still at Elland Road - but if Rosler wants to find a new target man, Wagner could be an option.

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