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Leeds United believe they can sign Celtic and Wolves target Abel Hernandez despite the big financial cost of the deal.

It emerged earlier this week that the Whites have made a play for the Uruguay international, whose contract at Hull City is coming to an end and as such is hot property.

The Tigers have pushed the boat out financially in an attempt to convince Hernandez to stay, but the striker has so far refused to sign a contract extension.

Hernandez’s representatives quoted Aston Villa £75,000 per week when they chased their client’s signature in 2016.

But, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds do believe they can agree a financial package with Hernandez and take him to Elland Road.

However, doing so would eat up a considerable chunk of the Whites’ budget, restricting their ability elsewhere.

Leeds failed to effectively replace Chris Wood last summer and paid the price as the team slumped from almost booking a playoff spot last season to finishing 13th this term.

The Whites appear determined not to make the same mistake again and believe Hernandez fits the bill.

The Yorkshire club face considerable competition for Hernandez’s signature though, with Celtic and Wolves just two of the clubs claimed to want the Uruguayan.

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