Evans admits abandoned transfer, claims Leeds are attempting deal for overseas player

Steve Evans is still looking for new signings ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he is pushing to make new signings before Monday's transfer deadline.

The Whites advanced into the fifth round of the FA Cup this evening, beating Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at the Macron Stadium today.

Goals from Souleymane Doukara and new signing Toumani Diagouraga had Leeds 2-0 up at half time, before Darren Pratley hit a late consolation for Bolton.

That win gives Leeds a great chance of drawing a top Premier League team in the next round, but many fans will have already turned their attention towards Monday's transfer deadline.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the final whistle at Bolton, Evans discussed the transfer situation at Leeds, having already snapped up Mustapha Carayol and Toumani Diagouraga from Middlesbrough and Brentford respectively.

Evans admitted that he is trying to push deals through before Monday's deadline, and claims that he is targeting a deal for an unnamed player overseas.

The Leeds boss also added that a transfer fell through over the last week due to the price being too high - despite owner Massimo Cellino's desire to force through a deal.

"We're really trying to," said Evans. "We're trying to do deals that involve, if I'm being honest with the supporters, on from overseas; my player, somebody I've tried to sign previously but couldn't get near him. No-one knows, unless his agent has leaked it out, and a couple down here, but we're desperately trying to make it happen."

"I've lost a player in the last week because I said to the president 'it's getting too rich' - he wanted to press on, I said no. I have to just make sure that I have a dressing room that is on a level keel financially, and a football club that's being very, very prudent," he added.

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