Leeds United forward Wilfried Gnonto’s agent recently met with Lazio sporting director Angelo Mariano Fabiani to discuss a potential move to the club.

That’s according to Calciomercato, who say another meeting is planned to see if a deal can be struck after Leeds’ initial demands were considered too high.

Gnonto is again being linked with a move away from Elland Road after a turbulent summer in which he pushed to leave the club following relegation.

He was heavily linked with Everton, but a deal could not be struck, despite him going on strike at one point, as the two sides could not agree on a valuation for the forward.

He’s since re-established himself under Daniel Farke but reports this week have linked him with a return to Italy, where Lazio and Roma are both said to be keen.

A report earlier today stated that Lazio’s interest was just in the early stages, but Calciomercato seem to suggest otherwise.

They say that a ‘summit’ between the Leeds man’s agent and Lazio sporting director Fabiani too player in the last few days.

That was just an exploratory meeting as the €25m demanded by Leeds at this moment in time is ‘considered too high’ at this moment in time.

The relevant parties will ‘update again’ in the next few days to understand if there is room to obtain a discount on that price.

The Biancoceleste club is exploring the market in search of new wingers considering various aspects in the current squad, with Gustav Isaksen struggling and Mattia Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson entering the last year of their contracts in 2024.

The belief is that Gnonto ‘could be the right name’ but it seems Leeds’ demands will prove to be problematic once again.