Leeds United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of NEC star Anthony Limbombe following reports the Dutch side have turned down a bid from Club Brugge. The 21-year-old looks to be on the verge of leaving NEC, but he won’t be sold on the cheap this summer.

SoccerNews have confirmed NEC rejected a bid of €1.7m from Club Brugge, but this was nowhere near the valuation of the young Belgian, so at it stands Leeds United, along with Granada and Toulouse, are the clubs NEC are most likely to sell to in this transfer window.

NEC value Limbombe in the region of €2.5m to €3m, and will be prepared to play hard over the youngster leaving the club.

Limbombe has found himself in trouble with NEC in the past week after he stormed out of training, with claims this was because Brugge’s offer was turned down.

The attacker was then left out of NEC’s pre-season friendly with Hannover 96 at the weekend, and yesterday he didn’t turn up to his discipline hearing with regards to his walk out.

Limbombe’s actions are likely to result in the player being hit with a hefty fine, and Leeds United will be hoping they can take advantage of the situation.