Leeds line up late window swoop for Premier League striker - report
By Alex Stevens
Leeds are ready to make a late window swoop for West Ham striker Ashley Fletcher, according to a report.
The Sun claim the Championship club will revive their interest in the 20-year-old, who they tried to sign from Manchester United earlier this summer.
Fletcher joined West Ham on a free transfer from United in July after agreeing a four-year contract.
He has since gone on to make his debut for the Hammers and has made three substitute appearances in total, one of which came in the Premier League.
But Slaven Bilic’s team completed the landmark signing of striker Simone Zaza from Juventus on Sunday morning, which will push Fletcher further down the pecking order and could give Leeds a glimmer of landing the youngster by next Wednesday.
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The youngster is behind fellow summer signing Jonathan Calleri as well as injured big-name duo Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew, although he is ahead of outcast Diafra Sakho.
Fletcher spent the second half of the 2015-16 season on loan with Barnsley and 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 have already signed one striker in Marcus Antonsson this summer, as well as attacking trio Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez.
Boss Garry Monk has made 10 senior signings in total since arriving in June, bringing in Luke Ayling, Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes alongside the attackers.
His most recent signings have arrived this week in the shape of Liam Bridcutt and Pontus Jansson, as Leeds search for a way to fix their early season problems.
In other Leeds transfer news, Massimo Cellino plans to make another signing.