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Image: An exciting Leeds United XI to feature Limbombe and Forestieri

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A look at how Leeds United could fit Anthony Limbombe and Fernando Forestieri into the same starting line-up.

A double transfer swoop for Leeds United could present head coach Uwe Rosler with a positive selection headache.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that the club are still in negotiations over two attacking players, Anthony Limbombe of Dutch side NEC Nijmegen and Watford's Fernando Forestieri.

Hedging their bets, perhaps, but the possibility of adding both players would really enhance Leeds' options.

Secondary striker Forestieri is not in Watford's first team plans at present, while left winger Limbombe was left out by his side at the weekend due to being affected by recent speculation.

Fitting both players into the same starting XI would be possible, but it would take a little adjusting. 

Here is a look at one way in which it could be done...

Tough decisions and players left out

The last two games have seen Leeds start two strikers, Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood.

Antenucci played in behind Wood against Sheffield Wednesday, a position for which Forestieri is more accomplished.

Fitting Limbombe in would impact three players. Fellow new boy Stuart Dallas would have to switch flanks to the right, where he is also capable of playing, which would push Sam Byram to revert to playing at right-back.

The effect of this would be Gaetano Berardi - or Scott Wootton as it was in midweek - dropping back to the bench.

Two players in central midfield is any two from five. Lewis Cook, Kalvin Phillips, Luke Murphy and Tom Adeyemi each have a claim, while Alex Mowatt could have to slot in here rather than an advanced role, taken up by Forestieri.

Leeds would not necessarily seek to cram in Dallas, Forestieri and Limbombe into the same XI, with Uwe Rosler more likely to rotate his players, but it certainly would be possible.

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