Evans makes strong comments about Leeds' rejected offer for Barnsley's Sam Winnall

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Leeds boss Steve Evans has ended his interest in Barnsley striker Sam Winnall - and is frustrated with the Tykes for their conduct.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he won't be making another bid for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.

Evans has already snapped up winger Mustapha Carayol and midfielder Toumani Diagouraga from Middlesbrough and Brentford respectively, but he will be looking for more new arrivals ahead of tonight's transfer deadline.

A striker should certainly be on Evans' wish list, and the Yorkshire Evening Post reported last week that Leeds had seen a £300,000 bid for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall rejected.

Winnall, 25, has hit 16 goals in 36 games for the League One side this season, building on his 13 goals for the Tykes last term.

It's therefore unsurprising that Barnsley snubbed that £300,000 bid from Leeds for their star striker, and now Whites boss Evans has addressed the situation.

Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that the big was indeed rejected, but now says he won't be making another bid, claiming 'insulting comments' from Barnsley about their bid for Winnall, with the situation clearly frustrating the Scot.

"We had a bid rejected," said Evans. "There’s been some insulting comments come out of South Yorkshire about our bid. We thought it was in confidence. Nothing to do with the player, he’s decent player, but I’m not going to talk about him anymore. We’ll not be going back for him," he added.

That means Leeds may have to look elsewhere for a new striker, something that Evans needs due to the injury problems with Chris Wood.

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