Leeds United boss Steve Evans hints at Premier League interest in Sol Bamba, says Kyle Lafferty deal not dead

Kyle Lafferty

The Yorkshire club are looking at a busy month.

Interest in Leeds United players has been hot topic this transfer window. This is especially prevalent with the young players at the club. The likes of Lewis Cook, Charlie Taylor and Alex Mowatt have all been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent times and Sam Byram seems to be on the brink of a switch to Everton.

On top of that it now seems that their club captain Sol Bamba has also interested the Premier League suitors.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds today Leeds United boss Steve Evans hinted at such enquiries but made it clear that Bamba was not likely to be on the move:

"There's been seven or eight managers in the Premier League that have spoken to me since the opening of this window.

"I don't think I've spoken to seven or eight (Premier League) managers in the last two years. So it just tells you what talent we've got here.

"Yes Sol's been one of those players that's had interest. Other managers have disclosed an interest.

"But I had a good long chat with our captain yesterday and he seems very, very focused on the challenge ahead as do all the players.

"I've never once had a player come into my office and talk about options to move other than young Sam (Byram) who made it clear because of his contract situations."

He also discussed Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty.

Leeds have been openly chasing the Norther Ireland international for some time now but a deal has not come off as Norwich are only keen on selling him permanently.

Leeds would prefer to do a loan deal and Evans informed BBC West Yorlshire Sport that a deal was not dead. Leeds continue to monitor the situation and stay in touch with Norwich boss Alex Neil over a potential move.

Leeds fans will certainly be hoping that Byram is the only player leaving Elland Road this month. At the same time, they will also hope to see other names come through the entrance.

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