Yoan Gouffran of Newcastle United (l) is challenged by Marvin Johnson of Oxford United.
However, there is still some good news for the Whites in their own pursuit of the versatile U's star, as Hull's offer falls some way short of the £2m Oxford would want to allow the left-sided player to leave - claims the Hull Daily Mail.
Johnson can play anywhere down the left flank, having operated as both a winger and a full-back since his move to the Kassam Stadium from Motherwell in the summer of 2016.
Despite often playing in defence the former Kidderminster Harriers ace caught many eyes last season with six goals and 11 assists for the League One side in all competitions.
It is believed that Johnson feels he is now ready to test himself at Championship level and with Hull having failed to meet the reported asking price, there is still time for Leeds to swoop in.
Marvin Johnson of Oxford United and Cheyenne Dunkley of Oxford United acknowledge the fans following their side's victory during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Semi Final match against Luton.