Neil Redfearn
Neil Redfearn admits Leeds need more help from the bench after the side fell to a loss to Fulham.Getty

Leeds are believed to be looking at their options for the January transfer window with the club hoping that their hands won't be completely tied by a transfer embargo.

The Yorkshire Post reports that Massimo Cellino had been preparing for the winter window for some time with the knowledge that The Whites will be hit with a ban after posting losses of around £23m last season, far beyond the Financial Fair Play limits.

While the side made a large number of purchases in the summer they are reportedly hoping that rules surrounding the FFP standards, which allow league clubs to sign players to maintain their squad size even during an embargo, will help them continue to seek talent as they aim to finish in a respectable position this season.

Leeds are currently 19th in the table and despite looking more positive under the guidance of Neil Redfearn – their third manager so far this season – they fell to two consecutive losses over the last week.

Redfearn expressed his frustration over the weekend as Leeds lost 1-0 to Fulham and hinted that he would appreciate more signings to give more options when the side are failing to dominate.

"[They] lacked the conviction of previous games," he said. "There was too many off-days today.

"We lacked that cutting edge, we looked reluctant to shoot. At the other end, they got in our box too easy.

"The squad needs help - sometimes off the bench. If you've got more options you can think about playing differently."

Any transfer news for Leeds will be soured by the current situation surrounding Cellino, who is fighting his disqualification from owning a club in England under the 'fit and proper' rule.

But should the side be able to bring in players to maintain their squad size – with under-21 players and those who haven't made many appearances discounted from the squad under the rules – the local press believe that Leeds may be able to bolster their side, so long as they don't pay money for transfers and the wage package does not exceed £600,000 pro rata.