Frey emerged as a player of interest for Victor Orta and Marcel Brands toward the end of June, but the Whites chiefs were insistent on pursuing the Premier League loan market first, before tackling the international stage.
Frey, on the other, had already showed a strong reluctance to joining Bielsa’s promotion-chasing squad at Elland Road, as he was claimed to prefer a move to the Jupiler Pro League where Belgian sides RSC Anderlecht and KRC Genk had been heavily tracking his situation, after they were informed of Fenerbahce’s €4million (£3.5m) asking price.
A permanent move to West Yorkshire was unclear, but it appears that was not the subject of Orta and Bielsa’s intrigue.
FotoMac suggest a loan move away from the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium may be on the cards, with Frey preferring a move to England over a temporary spell at another Turkish side.
Unfortunately, the Turkish publication add that Fenerbahce enjoy a strong relationship with Caykur Rizespor, who are also interested in the 24-year-old, after Vedat Muriqi left the Black Sea Sparrowhawk for the Yellow Canaries.
Frey suffered frequent injury problems in the recent term, with a torn ligament leading to thigh, hernia and groin gripes, that resulted in the Munsingen-born striker making 25 appearances across all competitions, scoring five goals.