According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, Mbakogu has been on the radar of Leeds since January, and that the Whites have agreed an option to sign the striker for a transfer fee in excess of £3 million.
Carpi president Bonacini has said that the 25-year-old, who can also operate as a winger, should join Leeds, and has suggested that the former Padova man is ready to test himself in the Championship in England.
The Yorkshire Evening Post quotes Bonacini as saying: "Mbakogu should go to Leeds.
"He deserves a chance on an important stage – the second tier in England is not the Italian Serie B. He is ready to have an adventure in England."
Risky move for Leeds United?
Mbakogu is a good striker, but he is not very prolific, and spending £3m on the 25-year-old would not be a great move, especially if there are other strikers available for a similar price-range.
The striker has scored just six goals in 21 Serie B starts for Carpi this season, according to WhoScored, and that is not exactly a great tally.
If Leeds are looking to sign a striker who can lead the line next season and scored 15 to 20 goals in the Championship, then they should look at someone other than Mbakogu.