Leeds United 'unlikely' to reach transfer agreement for defender as £7m impasse and farewell fixture revealed

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German sports outlet BILD report this weekend's fixture between Borussia Monchengladbach and VfB Stuttgart is likely to be Leeds United-owned defender Max Wober's last with Die Fohlen.

Wober has spent the season on loan at Borussia-Park, making 25 Bundesliga appearances for the club set to finish in mid-table.

BILD claim a deal is unlikely to be struck between Leeds and Monchengladbach over the summer as the two clubs are too far apart in their valuation of the player.

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It is suggested Leeds' asking price is in the region of £14.5 million, while Borussia are only willing to part with £7.5 million for the Austrian international's services.

Wober is likely to feature prominently for the national team at this summer's European Championships which could drum up interest in the left-back, who can also play as a central defender.

“I haven't been spoken to for a while now, but I'm relaxed about it. After the European Championships, I would like to know where I will play afterwards," the 26-year-old said about his future in a recent interview.

He remains contracted at Elland Road until June 2027 and is expected to return to Yorkshire this summer while negotiations with interested clubs are ongoing. If a suitable offer is not received, Leeds are expected to utilise the Austrian, although a second consecutive season out on loan is not out of the question.

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Wober joined Leeds from FC Red Bull Salzburg in January 2023, representing the club over a six-month period in the Premier League before relegation from the top flight was confirmed in May last year. The 26-year-old did report for pre-season training and featured in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Barnsley in which he wore the captain's armband, but citing the preservation of his international career ahead of Euro 2024, ultimately sought a loan move to Bundesliga club Gladbach.

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