Leeds United defender Maximilian Wöber remains out of reach for Borussia Monchengladbach at this moment in time.

That’s according to Kicker, who say that the Austrian defender is likely to return to Elland Road this summer unless there is a drastic change in Leeds’ asking price for him.

Wöber has spent the season on loan with the German side after joining last summer following Leeds relegation from the Premier League.

He’s been a regular for them and earned plenty of plaudits, so much so that he’s achieved his initial aim of getting into Austria’s squad for Euro 2024, with it recently explained that he’s now a key fixture of the set up under Ralf Rangnick.

Monchengladbach would like to have him on a permanent basis but do not have a clause to do so, meaning they need to work out a deal with Leeds this summer.

Their hopes of getting a deal done were increased by Leeds’ failure to win the play-off final against Southampton and return to the Premier League at the first time of asking but Kicker report Wöber’s value is still too high despite that.

According to them the figure, which ranges from €10-12m, is beyond Gladbach’s reach at this moment in time.

The belief had been that Leeds could reduce the fee as they desperately need money this summer to pay off debts but Wöber remains ‘unaffordable’ regardless. That’s the case despite their failure to get promoted and if they lower their demands ‘a little’ also.

All current signs, then, point towards Wöber returning to Elland Road this summer, unless there is a drastic change in circumstances that mean he suddenly becomes affordable for the Bundesliga side.