Report: Leeds United make approach for Fraizer Campbell, Crystal Palace reject offer

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Leeds United have made an unsuccessful approach for Crystal Palace striker Campbell.

Leeds United have had a bid for Fraizer Campbell rejected by Crystal Palace, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

The Whites are looking to bring in a striker before the end of the transfer window, and the report also indicated that an approach has been made for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.

However, that offer was rejected, and Leeds swiftly moved their attentions onto Crystal Palace.

Steve Evans identified Campbell as a player to bring to Elland Road, but Leeds’ attempts to sign him on loan for the second half of the season were quickly rebuffed.

The report states that Palace are keen to keep ahold of Campbell beyond the end of the transfer window, despite the fact that the 28-year-old has hardly featured for the Eagles this season, and that Emmanuel Adebayor has just been signed.

Campbell has played just nine games in all competitions, starting only thrice in the Premier League.

It is clear he is not a big part of Alan Pardew’s plans, but with Dwight Gayle potentially leaving Selhurst Park - the Guardian claim Swansea have made an offer for him - Campbell is an important back-up option for the Palace boss.

It is not stated in the report as to whether Leeds will return for Campbell before the end of the transfer window, or whether they will target another striker to bring to Elland Road.

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