‘We’re in talks’ – Club in talks to sign Leeds United player, trying hard to find deal

Borussia Mönchengladbach are keen to keep Maximilian Wöber from Leeds United after signing him on loan last summer.

Bild say the Bundesliga side’s clash against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday will almost certainly be the defender’s last outing with the club.

Leeds did not agree to include an option or obligation to buy as part of the loan deal and as of now, the 26-year-old will have to return to Elland Road after this season.

The Whites are said to be asking for €17m, which is €3m more than the centre-back’s current market value.

The German club are willing to pay a maximum of €9m, and the fee demanded by Leeds is out of their reach, which was reiterated by Gladbach sporting director Roland Virkus.

“We are having discussions with everyone involved, of course we would like to keep Max with us. But the demands are extremely high.” he said.

The Austria international had recently told Bild that his future was not in his hands and that he was waiting for clarity.

Leeds are “apparently toying” with the player as the report states they hope he will impress at the Euros, so his price could rise even further. If the Whites did not receive offers of more than 15 million euros, Wöber could be retained for next season.

Daniel Farke’s side are in contention to return to the Premier League after reaching the Championship play-offs.