Reported West Ham target Max Gradel is awaiting contact from Leeds over a proposed new contract offer.

Gradel has entered the final 12 months of his current deal but, as of yet, has not received a new proposal from the Elland Road hierarchy.

"I can't sign a deal when there is no deal," said the Leeds winger. "I've been waiting for a contract but I haven't been offered a deal yet."

And, despite interest in his signature from the Hammers, the Ivorian is content with extending his stay with Leeds.

He added: "I've said I want to take this club back into the Premier League, but you can't guarantee what's going to happen."


It was reported in July that West Ham had made a formal approach for Gradel, but Leeds rejected a bid thought to total around of £3 million.

Whether or not the Hammers decide to return with an improved bid for the 23-year-old remains to be seen, but Sam Allardyce is known to be keen to bring in more potent forward options before the close of the transfer window.

Gradel could provide the Hammers boss with the added cutting edge he craves, having scored 18 times in 44 appearances for Leeds last season.

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