Leeds transfer update: One deal still on, one destined to fail - reliable journalist

By Alex Stevens

Leeds’ pursuit of Norwich winger Sergi Canos is destined to fail this month, according to a reliable journalist.

But the club are still working on the signing of striker Ashley Fletcher from West Ham, which is looking a more feasible option.

That is the verdict of Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay as he delivered a Twitter update on Wednesday afternoon of the club’s January transfer situation.

Responding to questions from Leeds supporters, Hay claimed on his personal account that the Fletcher deal was still on but Canos is “looking unlikely” and that he “did not see that one happening at this stage”.

The reporter, who is an excellent source of information about the Championship giants, explained that Norwich want to sell Canos on a permanent transfer but Leeds would prefer a loan-to-buy deal.

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Manager Garry Monk has stressed that he is on the lookout for attacking reinforcements and the Championship high flyers have been most consistently linked in the last fortnight with Hammers front man Fletcher and Norwich wide forward Canos.

Monk stated on Tuesday that he was “hopeful” the club would be welcoming new additions “very soon”, but it appears increasingly unlikely that one of those will be former Liverpool man Canos.

The teenager joined Norwich last summer but has been a bit-part figure and Brentford, where he spent last season on loan, are the favourites to sign him.

Supporters are keen for the new-look board to fund new players as they club push for a return to the Premier League after 13 years in the lower leagues.

The Yorkshire giants head into Wednesday night’s Championship clash against Nottingham Forest at Elland Road aiming to get back to winning ways following their defeat to Barnsley at the week.

Leeds will climb back into third if they overcome the managerless visitors.

In other Leeds transfer news, there has been a finale in a major deal after a £7million bid was tabled.

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