The Northern Ireland international is desperate for regular first-team football ahead of Euro 2016.
The Norwich City striker has been in fantastic form for his nation, helping them make the European Championships in France next summer with seven goals in nine qualifying matches.
However he cannot get a game at Carrow Road and was keen on a loan switch to Elland Road. However Alex Neill blocked such a move and Leeds missed out on their top target.
Although this saga is not yet over, according to a report in the Belfast Telegraph this morning.
The forward is said to still be on Leeds United's collective mind and in January another approach is set to be made for the former Rangers and Palermo player.
The report goes on to suggest that Lafferty, who spent part of last season on loan at Turkish outfit Caykur Rizespor, will be able to make the move in January.
Much is likely to depend on when Gary Hooper returns from a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday and if he is given a chance in Norfolk.
Leeds boss Steve Evans is known to be a fan of Lafferty as is Cellino, who will know the player from his time at Italian side Palermo, and the Yorkshire club are in need of a striking recruit.
It will certainly be interesting to see if Leeds do make a move for the player again in the New Year.