Midtjylland sporting director Svend Graversen has admitted that it’s doubtful Leeds United and Newcastle United target Jens Cajuste will remain at the club beyond the current transfer window.

Cajuste featured for Sweden at Euro 2020 and has caught the eye of a number of clubs following his performances for club and country.

A report five days ago said that Brentford were confident of tying up a deal for Cajuste as the club’s owner Matthew Benham is the majority shareholder of Midtjylland.


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Sportbladet has already reported that the Danish club had ‘accepted a bid’ from Brentford for Cajuste with other clubs interested including Newcastle.

Danish publication Tipsbladet, meanwhile, claimed that Leeds had made a bid of €13.4m for the Sweden international but Midtjylland want €16.8m.

And now Graversen admits that he finds it hard to see a scenario in which Cajuste remains a Midtjylland player past the end of Auguest.

“There is such a keen interest in Jens that I find it difficult to see that nothing will happen in the near future with him,” Graversen told Tipsbladet.

“There are a lot of clubs that are interested and there are also many clubs that are concrete in their interest. Then it is the case for us and for Jens that we must find the optimal solution for all parties.”

Frank Onyeka joined Brentford from the Danish outfit last month and when asked if Cajuste could follow, Graversen added: “I can’t comment on that, but there is a lot of interest from several of the big leagues. We’ll see where he ends up.”

Meanwhile, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is looking to improve on their ninth-placed finish last term after impressing in their first season back in the top flight.

“Ninth in the table is a good position but I don’t want to exaggerate something that is not that great,” Bielsa told Sky Sports.

“We are going to try to improve all aspects of our play. We have weak points which we showed over the course of last season. Now is the time to correct those things and do things more effectively.

“I believe that in football, there is very little margin to invent or create new things. What we will try to do is to improve the things we have been doing up until now. Yes, we are now better known to our rivals. But they are also better known to us.”

 





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