Report: Chinese interest puts potential big money Leeds United move under threat

Aleksandar Prijovic of Serbia competes for the ball with Jang Hyun-Soo of South Korea during the international friendly match between South Korea and Serbia at Ulsan World Cup Stadium on...

Leeds United are keen on Aleksandar Prijovic.

Aleksandar Prijovic of Serbia competes for the ball with Jang Hyun-Soo of South Korea during the international friendly match between South Korea and Serbia at Ulsan World Cup Stadium on...

Leeds United's hopes of signing Aleksandar Prijovic are reportedly under threat from China.

Sportlike Greece report PAOK are expecting an offer from an unnamed Chinese side, which would meet his 10 million release clause (£8.8m).

Leeds United were linked to Prijovic earlier this week, with Goal Cyprus reporting they are keen on the international striker.

Aleksandar Prijovic of Serbia in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Georgia at stadium Rajko Mitic on October 9, 2017 in Belgrade.

Prijovic has scored 10 times in 20 games for PAOK this season.

£8.8 million is a big amount for Leeds to pay if they want to sign Prijovic, and the interest from China presents an even bigger threat.

It would leave Leeds unable to compete in terms of wages, even if they could present a more compelling sporting argument, getting Prijovic to play at a higher level and in front of bigger crowds.

Leeds may have to move quickly if they are to land the striker, although for £8.8 million they will have several options if they wish to take their money elsewhere.

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