By Alex Stevens

Leeds are ready to reignite their pursuit of striker Ashley Fletcher in the January transfer window, according to a report.

The Sun claim the Championship club will revive their interest in the 21-year-old, who they tried to sign from Manchester United in the summer.

It is said Leeds lost out to West Ham in the race for Fletcher in the summer but want to sign him on loan in the January window.

Fletcher joined the Premier League club on a free transfer from United in July after agreeing a four-year contract.

He has since gone on to make eight Hammers appearances in total, six of which have come in the Premier League.

But Fletcher has found his opportunities reduced since the landmark signing of striker Simone Zaza from Juventus in late August and is likely to slip even further down the pecking order when big-name trio Andy Carroll, Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho return to full fitness.

Fletcher has yet to score for West Ham but demonstrated his pedigree during a spell on loan with Barnsley in the second half of the 2015-16 season on loan.

He scored nine goals in 27 appearances, including the first one as the Tykes secured promotion to the Championship with a 3-1 win against Millwall in the play-off final at Wembley.

Leeds signed one striker in Marcus Antonsson in the summer, but he has yet to make an impact for Garry Monk’s side.

In other Leeds transfer news, Massimo Cellino plans to make another signing.