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Leeds still have two January priorities despite transfer embargo - report

Leeds' January plans remain fairly similar as things stand.

Leeds United are still prioritising two areas of recruitment in January - despite their transfer embargo, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Post's report cites several loopholes that mean the Yorkshire side can still conduct the business they previously hoped to.

And Leeds' two priorities are said to remain a striker and a defensive midfielder.

A main striker target of the club's is Sassuolo's Leonardo Pavoletti and, in order to comply with the Football League's embargo, four squad members have been earmarked for an Elland Road exit in January.

That quartet is reportedly Luke Murphy, David Norris, Zac Thompson and Steve Morison.

Should the right amount of faces leave Leeds United during the transfer window, then, the club plan on recruiting as they intended to previously, according to the Post, as it would meet the criteria of their embargo.

Neil Redfearn's side currently sit 19th in the Championship table after 21 league games, with a trip to Nottingham Forest upcoming this Saturday evening.

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