According to De Telegraaf, Utrecht are now under less pressure to sell attacker Gyrano Kerk to Leeds United after selling Sean Klaiber.

Ajax have swooped to sign Klaiber, bringing the 26-year-old to Amsterdam as a replacement for Barcelona new boy Sergino Dest.

Klaiber has allegedly cost Ajax around €5million (£4.6million), and that fee has helped Utrecht massively in a financial sense.

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This report states that Utrecht can now stick to their €10million (£9.2million) asking price for attacker Kerk, as they’re not desperate for cash anymore.

Kerk, 24, is a rapid attacker who hit 11 goals and 12 assists last season, and he is unsurprisingly a man in demand.

Leeds United want Kerk, alongside Cagliari, Hellas Verona and Fiorentina, but they will now have to pay up if they want the Dutchman.

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The Daily Mail reported over the weekend that Leeds were in talks to sign Kerk, and were looking to pay around £8million for him.

They will now seemingly have to pay a little more than that, in a rather ironic twist; Voetbal International reported in July that Leeds were keen to sign Klaiber.

Missing out on Klaiber may now make signing Kerk even more difficult for Leeds, especially with just a few days of the transfer window left to go.

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