Leeds United have been linked with a late move for the 25-year-old but they have obstacles to overcome.
According to the print edition of Hamburger Morgenposten (29/08/2017 sport section page 1), Leeds United target Pierre-Michel Lassoga is unsure of a move to the Championship and would prefer to stay in Germany if the right offer comes along.
The online portal of the same publication suggests the player has other options, although there have been no alternative offers to his current club Hamburg SV as things stand.
Leeds have until Thursday night to get a deal for Lasogga over the line and a recent report from the Daily Mail claimed the player visited Elland Road to discuss a possible loan move with the option of a permanent transfer next summer.
Leeds need more striking options following the sale of Chris Wood to Burnley earlier this month.
They have already signed Jay-Roy Grot and on early evidence the teenage battering ram should go down a storm at his new club once he gets his feet under the table.
That said, Leeds need more fire-power as they bid to finally secure promotion back to the top flight, and Lasogga has seemingly been targeted despite his less than impressive recent record.
The German found the net just twice in 22 appearances last season and he needs a club where he can play regularly and rediscover his best form.
Whether that will be Leeds remains to be seen, but if the player favours a Bundesliga stay and one of those other alleged suitors makes a late move of their own, the Whites could be left disappointed for once this summer.