Swindon boss Mark Cooper says Nicky Ajose keen on joining, Leeds yet to agree

Swindon Town

Swindon are attempting to bring in Nicky Ajose from Leeds United.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper has confirmed the club are interested in signing Nicky Ajose from Leeds United.

He told BBC Wiltshire that talks are ongoing between the two clubs.

Leeds however are yet to agree to the proposal from Swindon, which is to take Ajose on loan.

Cooper said: "It's still being worked on. Nicky's desperate to come, and we'd love to have Nicky here.

"We've had conversations with Leeds, at the moment its proving hard to do. We want to bring him here on loan."

Ajose was signed by Dave Hockaday a year ago, and has not featured since the manager was sacked.

He has only three games for the club on his CV, and was loaned out to League One side Crewe Alexandra last season, where he netted 10 goals in 21 appearances.

At Swindon he would join a side challenging at the top end of League One, who missed out on promotion to the Championships via a play-off final to Preston.

He has again been frozen out by new boss Uwe Rosler and it's little surprise he is keen on an exit. Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the game, the German said Ajose's future was in the hands of owner Massimo Cellino.

It's unclear why Leeds are stalling the deal, but it could well be that they are aiming to get Ajose off their books on a permanent basis and get a fee, rather than another loan deal.

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