Date: 31st October 2019 at 5:00pm
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Leeds United are set to offload Ryan Edmondson in January if they bring in a new forward, Football Insider understands.

Marcelo Bielsa had initially intended to stick with the front men at his disposal and ignore the clamour to strengthen the United attack in the winter window.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the Argentine manager is plotting a U-turn after being left frustrated by team’s inability to convert their dominance of virtually every match into goals.

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Bielsa is ready to give director of football Victor Orta the green light to recruit an attacking player who can help solve his side’s goal problem.

Should Leeds’ pursuit come to eventual fruition it would mean teenager Edmondson heading out of the club, most likely on loan for the second half of the campaign.

The teenage striker, 18, was the subject of strong interest from Football League clubs during the summer, up until the deadline for League One and League Two shut at the start of September.

Bielsa refused to let Edmondson go as he wanted back-up to his two senior centre-forwards, Patrick Bamford and on-loan Eddie Nketiah.

But the powerful youngster has been unable to break back into the first-team squad and add to the two appearances he made last year.

The England Under-19 cap has instead been playing for the Under-23s and continued his impressive scoring exploits with a goal in Monday’s 1-1 draw against Burnley.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that Marcelo Bielsa is preparing to make a major change of heart over one Elland Road player.