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Steve Evans discloses details of big-money Leeds United striker bid

Leeds United boss Steve Evans says the club failed with a big-money bid for a striker this week.

Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that Leeds United bid big money this week to try and land a striker.

Evans has been on the hunt for new additions to enhance the quality of his squad at Elland Road, and a front-man was high up on his wishlist.

The 53-year-old boss felt the recruitment of a clinical finisher would be key for his side’s chances, but he pulled out of a deal to land an unnamed goalscorer as he felt that the proposed transfer wasn’t offering value for money.

“We have bid for a number of strikers in the past week,” Evans revealed. “We actually bid very decent money for one of those players, but I said to the president that this is getting too rich now, for what I value him.”

Leeds have largely been frustrated in their hunt for players, ahead of the loan deadline.

The Whites launched a number of bids for players, but they have only been able to sign Liam Bridcutt on loan from Sunderland.

Bridcutt has joined Leeds until January, and he has become the first signing that Evans has made since arriving at Elland Road last month.

Leeds' only other piece of business on loan transfer deadline day has seen Will Buckley’s loan terminated.

Buckley has returned to Sunderland after failing to make much of an impression with the Whites.

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