By Dominic Toner
Leeds are not the team who have put a fresh bid in for Grimsby striker Omar Bogle, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening post correspondent Joe Rawson claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Yorkshire giants are focused on deals for Alfonso Pedraza and Ashley Fletcher, despite having an interest in the 24-year-old in January.
Yorkshire Evening post journalist Leon Wobschall claimed on his personal Twitter account that a fresh bid had come in for Bogle, but Rotherham’s interim manager Paul Warne claimed it wasn’t his side, despite showing an interest in him earlier in the window.
Warne says Millers are not the club who have tabled a fresh offer for Bogle. #rufc
— leon wobschall (@LeonWobYP) January 30, 2017
Rawson then said he didn’t think it would be Leeds either as Pedraza and Fletcher “look like the two coming in”.
I don't think it is #Lufc who are in for Bogle, Pedraza and Fletcher look like the two coming in.
— Joe Rawson (@joerawson) January 30, 2017
Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog (Friday, 4:49pm) that Leeds had made a previous move to sign Bogle.
It was reported that the Whites and Brentford had made approaches for the striker after Rotherham had a £850,000 bid turned down.
Garry Monk’s side have been linked with several attackers in the window as he looks to bolster his squad and it looks like he is close to signing two new players.
Spanish publication Marca claim that Pedraza is currently travelling to Elland Road after a £255,000 payment was triggered.
Meanwhile, the Mail claim that West Ham striker Fletcher will move to the Whites before the transfer window closes on Tuesday night.
Football Insider verdict:
Bogle has been extremely impressive in League Two this season, scoring 19 goals in 30 appearances across all competitions. The 24-year-old can be expected to play at a higher level in the future if he can keep his goalscoring record up. However, Leeds are probably better served going with the pair of Pedraza and Fletcher. Spaniard Pedraza is coming into the side to give more creativity on the wings, meaning it would be between Bogle and Fletcher for the forward position. Leeds certainly need an extra striker to provide back-up to Chris Wood as the 20-goal striker is by far their biggest source of goals. Fletcher would be the better option as he already has experience of the Premier League and is tipped to become a star at the Hammers.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club’s supporters have reacted on Twitter to reports they are hours away from finalising a striker deal.