Steve Evans presents Kyle Lafferty stumbling block, Peter Crouch approach unsuccessful

Kyle Lafferty

One thing for sure is that the Stoke player is not heading to Elland Road.

Leeds United have been linked with plenty of strikers in recent weeks as Steve Evans looks to make moves in the transfer market.

One key name often mentioned is that of Kyle Lafferty. The Norwich City striker has been long linked with a move to Leeds and unconfirmed reports earlier this month seemed to suggest the deal was as good as done.

That is now clearly not the case, as Evans informed his press conference earlier today.

It seems the Lafferty deal is not as straightforward as first thought. Evans has informed his press conference today, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, that Norwich are not keen on sending Lafferty to Leeds on loan - instead wanting a permanent deal. That would prove a stumbling block financially.

He also mentioned the fact that if Lafferty doesn't happen, then Leeds will simply move on:

"It's not a case of we go for Kyle Lafferty or no-one. If we can't reach a deal then the interest disappears."

So who else could Leeds target?

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has emerged as a potential target. That would be an ambitious move for the former England striker but Evans made it clear today that this move would not happening either stating:

"My understanding is that Peter Crouch is not available. It's a similar situation with Jack Grealish."

Leeds are likely to make additions in the attacking department this month but it might be a little while yet before anything concrete really comes to fruition.

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