NEC director confirmed they have looked at replacements for Leeds linked Limbombe

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NEC are not intending on selling Anthony Limbombe unless they receive an 'astronomical' bid.

Dutch outlet Fox Sport Netherlands have reported that Leeds United have seen a £1.4 million rejected for winger Anthony Limbombe.

While it appears a fresh development, NEC Nijmegen director Bart Van Ingen commented over the weekend that a 'mystery English club' had made an offer for the 21-year-old.

Refusing to name the club at the time, VoetballZone reported his comments that it would take a big offer to convince them t sell up.

Van Ingen said: "We have not accepted the offer and do not actually intend to sell Limbombe.

"Unless it is an astronomical amount. At this stage it is difficult to compensate for the departure of such players, although we have done our homework."

His comments that they have looked at the possibility of replacing Limbombe is intriguing, as it suggests they may not be so resolute.

What remains unclear is how much they consider an 'astronomical amount' to be, couple with the desire and ability of Leeds to match it.

NEC have already cashed in on one winger key to their promotion campaign, selling Iran international Alireza Jahanbaksh to AZ Alkmaar earlier this summer. This was for a fee similar to the amount Leeds have offered for Limbombe.

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