Leeds United still have hope of securing a move for Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty before the January transfer window closes. Steve Evans, Leeds head coach, has been hopeful of making more Premier League additions to his Championship squad in the closing stages of the January window.
While the club were successful in signing Liam Bridcutt on loan from Sunderland, they have been frustrated in other moves with Everton's Aiden McGeady opting to join Sheffield Wednesday over a move to Elland Road.
Leeds were in talks with Norwich over a move for the Northern Ireland international Lafferty in the early stages of the January window but have since focused on strengthening other areas of their side. But after the striker turned down a move to Swiss club FC Sion, Canaries boss Alex Neil says the door is still open for a late move.
"With Kyle at the end of the day someone has to show interest and make an offer," Neil told a press conference, the Eastern Daily Press report. "There has been interest, but it didn't happen, so he remains part of the squad until such time someone makes a reasonable offer. There was a loan offer available but Kyle decided not to go so it is not something we have completely turned down up to this point as an option."
Evans has indicated the club could still make up to three additions before the window closes. "Am I thinking we'll add to the group? Yes. Nothing surprises you," he said on Monday 1 February. "We could add three, we could add none. We've certainly got three in mind."
However, club owner Massimo Cellino suggested last week there would be no further business following the arrival of Toumani Diagouraga from Championship rivals Brentford. "We are unlikely to make any signings before the transfer deadline on Monday," Cellino told Sky Sports News. "But we are committed to keeping our best players at the club."