Thomas Christiansen’s response when asked about second Rudy Gestede bid

Rudy Gestede of Middlesbrough (L) walks off the pitch dejected after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Middlesbrough at Bet365 Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Stoke on Trent,...

Middlesbrough’s 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...

Leeds United have been linked with a move for Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede in the summer transfer window.

According to a report in The Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds are interested in signing Gestede from Championship rivals Middlesbrough this summer.

It has been reported that the Whites’ initial bid of £6 million for the striker has been turned down, with Boro valuing the 28-year-old Benin international 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...

The need for a striker at Leeds has risen following the departure of Chris Wood to Premier League club Burnley for a transfer fee reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post to be worth £15m.

The New Zealand international striker was one of the best players for the Whites last season and scored as many as 27 goals in the Championship, as the West Yorkshire outfit narrowly failed to make the playoffs.

APOEL's headcoach Thomas Christiansen looks on during the UEFA Champions League group stages play-off football match between Cyprus' APOEL Nicosia and Denmark's FC Copenhagen on August 24,...

Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen, though, has been coy about speculation linking the club with a move for the former Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa striker in the summer transfer window.

“We will talk about the signings next week,” Christiansen told Sky Sports when asked about signing a striker following Leeds's 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday evening.

“I don’t know,” said Christiansen when asked about a second bid for Gestede. “We have to talk after the game with Victor, with the chairman and we will see.”

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