Steve Evans' response when asked how much money Leeds United can spend in January

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United are set to be active in the January transfer window.

Steve Evans has told Sky Sports News, on the morning of 6th January, that Leeds United have a sizeable amount of money to spend in the transfer window.

Although Evans admits that he doesn’t know the precise budget he is working with, he is confident that Massimo Cellino intends to put his hand in his pocket.

The 53-year-old boss claims that Leeds are targeting Premier League players in the January window, as they look to strengthen their bid for the play offs.

“I don’t really get into the specifics of what the money is, that’s left at the president’s level,” he said.

“What I do know is that the players we are trying to bring in are good players and, in the main, they are coming from the level above.

“When they are coming from that level, like Liam Bridcutt has, you would assume that the owner is putting his hand in his pocket.”

Evans has completed one deal during the transfer window so far, with Liam Bridcutt extending his loan at Elland Road until the end of the season.

Leeds are also known to be in pursuit of Kyle Lafferty from Norwich City, with Evans confirming his side’s interest on Sky Sports this morning.

The Whites have also been linked with an audacious swoop for Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish in the Daily Mail.

Leeds are currently unbeaten in their last seven Championship matches, and they sit in 13th place in the table - nine points away from the play off spots.

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