Luciano Becchio
Becchio scored 87 goals across five seasons at Leeds. Getty Images

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has confirmed he is interested in re-signing Luciano Becchio as one of "two or three signings" during the January transfer window to help strengthen the club's survival bid.

The Argentine striker has returned to Norwich City following a loan spell at Rotherham United, where he made just five appearances, and his agent on Wednesday claimed the 31-year-old would be keen on a return to Elland Road.

And Redfearn has confirmed Leeds' interest in signing Becchio, who scored 87 goals in 221 appearances during his first spell at the club, but is also planning as many as three signings during the mid-season.

"He would be one that would give us good competition," he said. "He knows Leeds. The ideal scenario is that we get two or three signings in to freshen things up a bit."

With the club one point above the relegation zone and without a win in their last five league games, Leeds' Championship future largely depends on the work Redfearn and owner Massimo Cellino can do in January.

Despite having a potential ban from owning Leeds hanging over his head, with The Football League set to hear Cellino's appeal over being deemed unfit to lead the West Yorkshire club, the Italian owner is ready to lead the club's efforts in the new-year window.

"We have to be thinking about bringing players in," Redfearn said earlier this month. "Massimo has ideas, one or two players up his sleeve; I've put my input in where we need to strengthen.

"We do lack Championship experience, something we have to try and address. We've got to look at everything. I was asked my opinion on where we should strengthen. I have put my input in but ultimately it's up to Massimo, that's where it's at."