It’s now been a few days since the Italian media started to admit that Leeds United will not sign Nahitan Nandez from Cagliari this summer, despite previous reports which were confident of the move.

It looks like the Whites couldn’t manage to trigger the midfielder’s release clause, which was of €36m, and he’s now getting linked to other Italian clubs.

Now as Centotentuno writes about the situation, the outlet confirms that Leeds United never even made an offer for the 25-year-old.

It’s said even though the club really like the player, the Whites didn’t even try to find a deal with a lower amount or a different payment method, meaning Victor Orta never put up the money necessary, or any, for that matter.

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That seems to be a shame, because according to the report, Nandez and his entourage ‘would have preferred’ to head to Elland Road instead of staying in Italy.

Now with Inter Milan main the main contender for the signing, it’s possible that they’ll start by paying a fee of between €15m and €20m and leave the rest of the payment for later, which could be a loan with an obligatory buying clause.

If that happens, that will certainly sound like a missed chance for Leeds.