By Wayne Veysey

10th Jan, 2017 | 12:30pm

BBC journalist: This is what it will take for Leeds to sign Canos this month

By Harry Sykes

Norwich playmaker Sergi Canos can be prised from the club this month for a fee of £3million, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC Yorkshire journalist and broadcaster Adam Pope has explained in a series of messages on Twitter what it will take for the Championship club to sign the highly rated Spain Under-19 international.

This comes after Sky Sports claim on their website that Leeds are interested in rivalling Brentford for the youngster, who quit Liverpool last summer after rejecting a contract from the Premier League giants.

Pope took to his personal Twitter account on Tuesday morning to explain that he was digging around for information on Leeds’ pursuit of the 19-year-old.

He said there was a “slim chance” of Norwich allowing Canos to leave on a loan deal this month, but revealed that any club “with £3million to spare will seem likely to land him”.

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Canos has not made the impact he would have hoped for at Championship outfit Norwich after signing on a free transfer last summer and committing to a four-year contract with the option for a fifth year.

He has been given just 500 minutes of first-team action by manager Alex Neil, amounting to eight first-team appearances, just three of which have come in the Championship.

The Spaniard has scored three goals and supplied two assists but has not been able to gain the trust of Neil in the way he did during a hugely successful loan spell at Brentford, where he scored seven goals and provided five assists in 39 matches.

Sky Sports report that the right winger is open to a transfer and his preference would be to join Brentford if a deal can be secured between the two Championship clubs.

Leeds are in the market for attacking reinforcements this month, with Garry Monk admitted he “definitely” wants to sign a striker.

In other Leeds transfer news, the club are in talks to sign a £10million-rated Premier League striker.