Steve Evans explains Cellino's promise about transfer funds despite desire to sell

Elland Road

The Leeds head coach has been in constant contact with the owner.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says owner Massimo Cellino has promised to keep funding transfers despite his desire to sell the Yorkshire club, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Cellino confirmed to Sky Sports News on Wednesday afternoon that he will not sell the Whites to Leeds Fans United as he promised but that he does still want to offload the club.

But Evans says the Italian has provided him with reassurances that he will still fund loan signings as the United head coach looks to add to his existing squad.

Evans was coy at first but eventually did confirm in black and white that he has been made promises by Cellino, also insisting his communication with the owner is very healthy.

The Scot told BBC Radio Leeds ahead of Saturday's Championship visit to Huddersfield Town:

"I was with the president last evening and all of our talk was about players. If the president tells me something, that's what I have to believe.

"The communication with the owner has been good. I've always said I don't get involved in any off the field business. Very much so [I've had reassurances]. I only see an enthusiastic man who wants to win football matches."

Lee Erwin has returned from his loan spell at Bury but it's clear Evans will need as many reinforcements as he can get at Elland Road.

Leeds travel to Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon and the circumstances arguably couldn't be better for the Whites to earn their second win in a row.

Huddersfield have only just appointed David Wagner as their successor to Chris Powell.

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