Report: Leeds see £1.2m Taras Romanchuk bid rejected

Lille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on  during the French L1 football match between Lille (LOSC) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq,...

Leeds United have reportedly seen an offer for the Poland international rejected as they look for their first permanent signing of the window.

Lille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on  during the French L1 football match between Lille (LOSC) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq,...

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Leeds have seen a £1.2 million bid for Poland international Taras Romanchuk rejected as Marcelo Bielsa looks to get his first permanent signing through the Elland Road door this summer.

The Whites have managed to get loan deals across the line for both Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker, but it appears that the Championship side are now aiming to take their business up a couple of levels.

The Mail reports that an enquiry has been made for Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford, and a seven-figure bid for Romanchuk has been rejected by his club Jagiellonia Bialystok.

Leeds have been linked with plenty of players who boast Championship experience this summer - the Mail alludes to interest in Matej Vydra as well as Bamford - so the reported bid for Romanchuk is something of a surprise, especially given the struggles that some of their riskier signings from last summer have endured since arriving.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

The 26-year-old has made over 100 league appearances for his current side. And despite traditionally playing as a holding midfielder, he has scored 16 goals in that time which is not a terrible return by any means. 

The Ukraine-born midfielder secured Polish citizenship earlier this year and celebrated by earning a place in the national team in the same month, making his debut against South Korea.

It remains to be seen if Leeds return with an improved offer, but if they do, it would certainly say a lot regarding how highly rated he is given how well stocked the Whites' midfield is right now.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

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