In his latest Yorkshire Radio interview, Ken Bates today revealed that Leeds United have only received one offer for Max Gradel. 

Speculation about the future of Leeds United’s Ivorian star has been rife all summer, but despite alleged interest from numerous clubs, only West Ham United have so far submitted a bid.

The bid Leeds United rejected was believed to be in the region of £2.5m, but Bates said the fee offered would have been paid in instalments and that West Ham United simply cannot afford to buy Gradel.

Under the terms of their offer, Bates said the Hammers would still be paying Leeds United off after Max Gradel retires from football.