Report: Abel Hernandez's personal demands would have cost Leeds more than £100k a week

Andrea Radrizzani, Owner of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Leeds United's interest in the former Hull City striker looks to be dead.

Hull City's Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Middlesbrough at the KCOM...

Abel Hernandez's personal demands would have set Leeds United back more than £100,000 a week, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

And the newspaper states the Whites' pursuit of the former Hull City striker 'appears to be dead', despite a 'prolonged attempt to lure him to Elland Road' earlier in the summer.

The £100,000-a-week figure, which is claimed to incorporate additional payments and fees, is more than £60,000 more than the player earned over the same period at Hull.

But the YEP adds Leeds were 'initially looking to accommodate a high salary on a short-term basis in the hope of securing promotion this season'.

Andrea Radrizzani, Owner of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Leeds' struggles continue...

Despite the big-name appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as manager, Leeds have only made two new signings since the end of last season - both of whom have arrived on season-long loans from Chelsea.

The Whites have also pulled back from discussions with Matej Vydra, with the Derby County striker seeking more than £50,000 a week, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Florian Jozefzoon of Brentford reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on February 20, 2018 in Brentford, England.

And the newspaper claims Derby are set to complete the signing of Florian Jozefzoon, despite Leeds indicating they would be willing to match the Rams' offer for the Brentford winger.

Hernandez, who scored eight goals in as many starts for Hull last season, is said to have received an offer from CSKA Moscow.

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