Kyle Lafferty is a January transfer target for Serie A strugglers Palermo, TuttoMercatoWeb reports.
It is clear that Lafferty’s future will not be with Alex Neil’s men past the January transfer window, and Leeds United are keen to bring him to Elland Road on a loan deal in January.
The Belfast Telegraph reported last week that Lafferty is one of Steve Evans’ priority targets ahead of the January window, having failed to bring him to Leeds on loan before the close of the Football League loan window.
An approach is expected by the Championship side, with the report claiming that Lafferty himself is pushing for a move so he can be playing consistent football ahead of Euro 2016, with the 28-year-old a key figure in Northern Ireland’s successful qualifying campaign.
However, Palermo have now entered the race for Lafferty, and have already made approaches to Norwich to bring him to Serie A in January.
Lafferty scored 12 goals in 36 games for Palermo during the 2013/14 season, before joining Norwich, and is something of a cult hero with the club. They are currently struggling to score goals in the Italian top flight this term - with just 13 in 15 games - and Lafferty is their solution to this problem,
There are no indications as to whether Lafferty would prefer a move to Leeds or Palermo when the transfer window opens.