Report: Leeds make new offer to finally sign Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty

Kyle Lafferty

Leeds have reportedly made a new bid for Norwich forward Kyle Lafferty.

According to The Sun, Leeds United have made a new offer to sign Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty on loan - but the Canaries still prefer a permanent deal.

Leeds fell to a second successive defeat in the Championship on Saturday, as after losing 2-1 to Ipswich Town in midweek, they were beaten 2-0 by Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

With no win in the last five games, manager Steve Evans will be keen to land some new signings, having already extended Liam Bridcutt's loan deal from Sunderland until the end of the season, as well as securing the arrival of Middlesbrough winger Mustapha Carayol.

Chris Wood's injury has forced Souleymane Doukara into the starting line-up, and it's clear that he doesn't possess the killer instinct in front of goal that Leeds need - and it appears that manager Evans is still keen to sign Norwich's Kyle Lafferty.

Evans told the Yorkshire Evening Post on Friday that talks are ongoing with Lafferty, despite the deal stalling in recent weeks. Now, The Sun believe that Leeds have made a new offer to finally bring Lafferty to Elland Road.

It's stated that, whilst Norwich still want to sell Lafferty, Leeds want to take Lafferty on loan, and have offered to pay a considerable chunk of his wages during the agreement in a bid to tempt Norwich into accepting a loan proposal.

Having hit seven goals to take Northern Ireland to Euro 2016, 28-year-old striker Lafferty will want first-team football, and that's what Leeds can certainly offer him - but with no future at Carrow Road, it's understandable that Canaries boss Alex Neil wants to part ways and use funds elsewhere, meaning the new loan offer from Leeds may still not be what Norwich are looking for.