Middlesbrough reportedly want £10m for Leeds United target Rudy Gestede

Rudy Gestede of Middlesbrough (R) heads towards goal but his shot goes wide during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium on April 2, 2017...

Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede is reportedly wanted by Leeds United in the summer transfer window.

Rudy Gestede of Middlesbrough scores his sides second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Middlesbrough and Oxford United at Riverside Stadium on February 18, 2017 in...

Middlesbrough value Rudy Gestede at closer to £10 million, according to The Yorkshire Evening Post.

According to the report, Leeds are interested in signing Gestede from Championship rivals Middlesbrough in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the Whites’ bid of £6 million earlier this week was turned down, with Boro valuing the 28-year-old striker at closer to £10m.

Rudy Gestede of Middlesbrough (C) heads towards goal during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final match between Middlesbrough and Manchester City at Riverside Stadium on March 11, 2017 in...

Middlesbrough signed the Benin international from Aston Villa in the January transfer window for a transfer fee reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post to be worth £6m.

It seems that Boro want to make a profit of £4m on Gestede, and from a financial aspect, it makes sense.

After all, Leeds have £15m to spend following the sale of New Zealand international striker Chris Wood to Burnley this month, according to The Yorkshire Evening Post.

Rudy Gestede of Middelsborough has his shot saved by Jordan Smith of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough at City Ground on...

Gestede failed to make an impact for Middlesbrough last season, scoring just one goal in 16 Premier League appearances.

So far this campaign, the 28-year-old has scored one goal and provided one assist in three Championship starts for Middlesbrough.

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