Last week, Yorkshire Evening Post writer Phil Hay caused a frenzy after he revealed that his sources believed Leeds had made inquiries about Gradel's availability.
With the news reaching the thousands on the same day as Becchio's transfer request - many thought it was a PR ploy from the club to cover up their tracks.
Well after all it turns out this wasn't the case and Leeds did ask about bringing Max back - the problem being he wants to stay in France.
Speaking to the BBC, Gradel said:
"I saw some news saying that I was coming back. I know they tried to speak to my agent about coming back but as much as I love and respect Leeds and the fans, who have been fantastic. Football wise, I have to try to improve and move on.
"I love Leeds and I hope one day I will come back but right now, I am in the top league and I want to move forward and play Champions League football.
"Leeds are in the Championship right now and footballing wise, I can`t go back to Leeds, but you never know, things move quickly and I might be back at Leeds one day."
So with Max staying abroad, Leeds are still on the look out for new signings - and it appears that Reading's Kaspars Gorkss is on the radar.
According to Skysports, United are considering a move for the centre-back after he fell down the pecking order at the Premier League side. The 31-year-old hasn't featured for the Royals since their defeat to Arsenal in December, and it's already known that manager Neil Warnock is a fan of Gorkss following his spell with QPR.
If you don't want to read about Max not wanting to return to us then why not read this excellent match report and relive our win over Spurs.