Report: Leeds target Lukas Jutkiewicz despite goalless Premier League campaign

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Leeds United are allegedly pursuing Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz.

According to the Daily Mail, Leeds United are showing an interest in Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Whites recently appointed Uwe Rosler as their new manager, and the German will no doubt want to improve his striking options considering that Mirco Antenucci was Leeds' top scorer this season with just ten goals.

The Sun believe that Motherwell striker Lee Erwin is on his way to Elland Road, but the attacking overhaul may not stop there as now Leeds are being linked with Jutkiewicz.

The 26-year-old, formerly of Everton, joined Burnley from Middlesbrough last summer after an impressive loan spell with Bolton Wanderers which saw him score seven goals in ten games.

However, the step up to the Premier League proved a jump too far for Jutkiewicz, who failed to find the back of the net in 25 appearances for the Clarets.

Sean Dyche's men were relegated to the Championship and could now look to move Jutkiewicz on after his goalless season, even though fellow forward Danny Ings could also leave Turf Moor this summer.

If Burnley do choose to sell him, the Daily Mail believe Leeds could be near the front of the queue for his signature, citing that Jutkiewicz's workrate is an appealing quality despite his lack of goals.

That may remind some Leeds fans of current Whites striker Steve Morison, but Jutkiewicz does have recent success in the Championship - and could go some way to helping Leeds' front line.

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