Leeds and Aston Villa told to stump up seven figure fee for prolific striker - report
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds and Aston Villa target Kane Hemmings will not leave current club Dundee unless their valuation is met, according to a report.
Scottish publication Dundee Evening Telegraph have claimed the Scottish club will only consider a seven-figure bid for the 25-year-old striker.
It is said Leeds and Villa are among the clubs keeping close tabs on the prolific forward, who has also attracted interest from Sheffield United, Barnsley and Doncaster.
There were reports that the forward had a £250,000 termination fee implemented into his contract, but that has since been denied by the Scottish Premiership club.
The forward still has two years left on his current deal with the club, so the Scottish side are not under any pressure to sell Hemmings in this transfer window.
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Hemmings’ teammate Greg Stewart has also been linked to a move with Leeds in recent months and it is believed that Dundee want over £1million for the Scottish left winger.
However, it is claimed that it will take a larger offer than the fee Dundee want for Stewart to prise Hemmings away from the club.
The Burton-Upon-Trent born striker moved north of the border last summer on a free transfer from Barnsley and was a success in his first season at Dens Park.
The former Rangers youth graduate scored 26 goals in 42 appearances for the club and came second behind Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths in the SPL top scorer charts in the recently completed season.
New manager’s Garry Monk and Roberto Di Matteo are currently searching for target’s in order to mount a promotion push to the Premier League.
In other Leeds news, the Whites are eyeing up a move for Reading full back Chris Gunter.