Orta's lined up Leeds United transfer deal for Jerry Mbakogu looking riskier by the week

(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...

Leeds United linked striker is still injured.

(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...

Leeds United's potential deal to sign Jerry Mbakogu is looking riskier by the week.

Tuttomercatoweb report Mbakogu has been left out of Carpi's next game against Perugia, failing to make the squad.

Mbakogu has not featured since March 10, when he suffered an injury 26 minutes into Carpi's game with Cesena.

Despite hopes he was closing in on a return, he will now have missed out on Carpi's last eight consecutive squads.

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,...

Leeds United reportedly have a deal lined up to sign Mbakogu in the summer.

Carpi sporting director Matteo Scala told Tuttomercatoweb in February: "The English club behaved correctly, they came to see the player and they asked us the priority for a negotiation in June, when Jerry has in the meantime completed the process for the passport.

"[They will be] first to sit at the table with us according to a gentleman agreement that we have achieved."

Jerry Mbakogu of FC Carpi competes for the ball whit Simone Iacoponi of Parma Calcio during the Serie B match between Carpi FC and Parma Calcio at Stadio Sandro Cabassi on November 25,...

The cost is expensive with Gazzamercato reporting it would cost Leeds £4.4 million to sign the Nigerian.

He had scored six goals for the Serie B side in the league before his injury.

Now he is beset by injury troubles and Leeds making a move is looking like even more of a gamble.

Fans will hope sporting director Victor Orta has the sense to back off.

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