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By Alex Stevens

Steve Evans is confident of signing his main summer targets after a “wonderful” meeting with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.

Evans and Cellino held face-to-face talks on Monday, and the manager is convinced that he will be given the funds to strengthen his squad in the summer.

The Scot revealed that Leeds are moving closer to securing his targets for the summer transfer window and hinted that a big announcement is imminent.

“I know who I want in the summer, and I’m getting nearer who I want now,” Evans told BBC Radio Leeds on Tuesday. “I had a wonderful, wonderful supportive meeting with the president last night. The president is a private man, but there is some wonderful news coming out in the next few days about the finance and where the club is going. And I just need to get my recruitment right.”

Evans has persistently stated that he will guide Leeds to promotion if he is backed in the summer transfer window.

Indeed, the former Rotherham United boss has even gone as far as to promise he will resign if Leeds are not challenging for the top six next season.

Evans only made three additions in January, with Toumani Diagouraga, Liam Bridcutt and Mustapha Carayol arriving.

Leeds are 17th in the Championship table and the best they can hope for is likely to be a mid-table finish.