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Evans confirms Leeds made transfer offers yesterday, discusses budget after Byram departure

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Steve Evans has confirmed Leeds have made transfer offers for two targets.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told LUTV that he has made offers for two players - and has a healthy budget to work with.

The Whites have made a couple of moves so far this month, extending Liam Bridcutt's loan deal from Sunderland until the end of the season, before snapping up winger Mustapha Carayol on loan from Middlesbrough.

Teenage twins Jack and Paul McKay have also arrived from Doncaster Rovers, but both players are developmental prospects rather than first team players, leaving manager Evans with work to do.

With no wins in the last five Championship games, Leeds need an injection of quality in the final third, and Evans may also need to replace the outgoing Sam Byram.

The 22-year-old joined West Ham United on Wednesday for a fee believed to be around £3.7m, according to The Independent, and his departure may force Evans into the transfer market.

Speaking to LUTV today ahead of this weekend's game against Bristol City, Evans has admitted that Leeds submitted offers for two new players yesterday, and he is working on both deals alongside chairman Massimo Cellino in a bid to get deals done.

Evans also revealed that Leeds have had a transfer budget exceeding Byram's transfer fee all along, and his departure now adds to that - but he only wants players who are going to make Leeds into promotion contenders in the future.

"We've made a couple of offers in writing for players yesterday, when I was in the football club with the president," said Evans. "We've had feedback on one of them this morning, so we need to do a little bit more on that. When the president comes out of his meetings this morning, he'll either be active or say 'no, that was the value'. And the other one, we're waiting to hear, and we're actively pursuing another couple of options as well."

"The Sam Byram money, plus more money, is available, sitting there now. There was money sitting, more than what Sam went for, three days ago, but we have to find the right players. We've earmarked some players, and whether it will be now or whether it will be in the summer, we try and sign the same players - they're good players, I think they would take us up to where we want to be," he added.

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