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24th Aug, 2017 | 4:28pm

Championship rivals believe they can tempt Leeds to sell first teamer before transfer deadline - report

By Harvey Byrne

Championship rivals Norwich believe that they can tempt Leeds into selling first team attacker Stuart Dallas before next Thursday’s transfer deadline, according to a report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post have claimed on their website that the Canaries are plotting a late swoop for the 26-year-old left-winger, who is into the final year of his contract at Elland Road.

It is said that the Northern Irishman’s current contract situation at the Yorkshire giants is what is attracting Norwich to him and they believe they can “exploit that situation.”

Dallas has been a frequent part of the Leeds team since joining from Brentford in 2015 and this season he has even played in five of the six opening matches for the club in all competitions under Thomas Christiansen, returning one goal and two assists.

However, with no contract yet placed on the table for Dallas he may look to secure his future elsewhere.

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Football Insider verdict:

Dallas is a steady Championship winger, but he is not a must keep for Leeds. The attacker lacks both pace and skill, but he does have a good delivery which has seen him forge a career in the English second tier. However, Leeds will also have hopes that new attacker signings Ezgjan Alioski, Samu Saiz and Hadi Sacko can push Dallas down the pecking order with Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez also competing for a place in the Leeds squad. Therefore, while Dallas is a good squad option for Leeds depending on what Norwich offer they should certainly consider selling him.

In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites are in a three-club race for this 27-time international striker.

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