Evans claims Leeds will hold talks over signing proven goalscorer this weekend

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Steve Evans believes Leeds could be close to a new signing over the weekend.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that the club will hold talks over signing an unnamed proven goalscorer this weekend.

The Whites won their first home game since March on Tuesday evening, as Alex Mowatt's long-range thunderbolt handed Leeds a 1-0 win over Cardiff City.

The victory was also a first win for new manager Evans, who had opened his career as Leeds boss with two draws and a defeat, giving him a boost ahead of this weekend's trip to Huddersfield Town.

Evans is looking for new signings before the loan transfer deadline at the end of the month, but the Sunderland Echo report that a deal for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt is hanging in the balance.

Now, Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that Bridcutt isn't his only target, as the club will hold talks with a player over the weekend who has proven himself as a goalscorer in the Championship previously.

"It's a different position to where Liam plays," said Evans. "It's just another player that's become available. Really, the first time we knew he was available was Wednesday morning, so we've moved very quickly on it. The owner and Martyn Glover will be having some chats with his people over the weekend, and if we can get a deal done, we could have the kid in next week."

"That would be good. This is a lad who has scored goals in the Championship, so this would be a good signing for us," he added.

Evans may have Lee Erwin and Souleymane Doukara in his ranks behind Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood, but snapping up another forward to help boost the Leeds attack would be a sound move from Evans.

A player like Lewis Grabban would make sense for Leeds, considering that he has been frozen out at Norwich City and worked under Evans at Rotherham. The pacey frontman has scored 34 in his last two Championship seasons, meaning he fits the bill perfectly - if Norwich are willing to let him go.

Another Norwich misfit, Kyle Lafferty, would also fit the bill for Leeds, with Evans seemingly desperate to add a proven Championship goalscorer to his ranks.

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