Report: Leeds fail in six-figure bid to snatch Barnsley goalscorer Sam Winnall

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Leeds United have reportedly failed with a £300,000 bid to sign Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have failed with a £300,000 move for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.

The Whites have added a couple of new faces to their squad this month, with winger Mustapha Carayol arriving on loan from Middlesbrough, before snapping up Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga earlier this week.

With just days of the January transfer window left, fans wan to see Leeds bring in another striker, and it seems that manager Steve Evans agrees.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Evans has made a £300,000 bid to raid Yorkshire rivals Barnsley for their striker Sam Winnall - but the offer has been rejected.

Winnall, 25, has hit 15 goals in League One this season, and is Barnsley's top goalscorer, impressing again after 13 goals last season.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers trainee joined the Tykes in the summer of 2014 having racked up 23 goals in 45 games for Scunthorpe United, and his exploits in front of goal have unsurprisingly caught the eye of other clubs, notably Leeds.

It's stated that Leeds' initial offer was worth just £300,000, and Barnsley are looking for a fee in the region of £1m, meaning there is a long, long way to go for Leeds before Winnall is even close to making the short move to Elland Road.

With just days left of the transfer window, Leeds and Evans now have to weigh up a second bid for Winnall, and will have to considerably increase their offer if they do really want to sign Winnall this month.

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