Report: 'Significant' development expected in Leeds' Mbakogu chase

Italian reports claim Leeds are still pushing for Jerry Mbakogu.

(L-R) Jerry Mbakogu of Carpi FC competes for the ball with Lucas Biglia of SS Lazio during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and SS Lazio at Alberto Braglia Stadium on May 8, 2016 in...

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported last week that Leeds United had written to Carpi to tell them they no longer wished to sign Jerry Mbakogu.

Either the letter did not arrive or there has been a change of heart, because Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports negotiations are ongoing.

Di Marzio's latest report claims Leeds are still trying to sign the Nigerian striker.

The report states: "The issues blocking the deal could be resolved, and there could be significant movement forward this week. The next few days should be decisive for Mbakogu to move to Leeds."

Jerry Mbakogu of Carpi FC shows his dejection during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and Empoli FC at Alberto Braglia Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Modena, Italy.

In recent days, Leeds' chances of signing prolific duo Abel Hernandez and  Matej Vydra have taken a big hit over their wage demands.

Mbajogu is a cheaper option, but there are doubts over whether he can make the leap from Serie B to the Championship.

Perhaps Leeds are getting a bit desperate to get a player in, and while Mbakogu would be another body through the door, he would arrive with everything to prove.

Perparim Hetemaj (L)  of Chievo Verona competes  with Jerry Mbakogu of Carpi FC during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and Carpi FC at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on April 9,...

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