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Could Leeds seal Lafferty deal today?

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The loan window is now open, so will Leeds finally clinch deal for Norwich's Kyle Lafferty?

The emergency loan window is now open - so will today see Leeds United finally clinch the signing of Kyle Lafferty?

Steve Evans has been tracking the striker since November, but was unable to convince Norwich City to sell the Northern Ireland international in the transfer window.

Lafferty remains on the fringes of Norwich's squad, and needs game time ahead of Euro 2016.

Linking up with international teammate Stuart Dallas, where he is wanted by Leeds, would be a smart option.

The Mirror reported a week ago that Lafferty had Leeds' blessing to move to Elland Road on loan, but there could be complications.

HITC understand Norwich have received enquiries from several Championship sides regarding bringing Lafferty in.

So what could be decisive?

From Norwich's perspective, the important factors will be how much different clubs are willing to pay towards Lafferty's wages.

The striker himself will have to consider whether Leeds, in 16th place, present the challenge he wants, or if he would prefer to join a team with a chance of winning promotion.

The fact Leeds have been interested in him for months should count in their favour in terms of making him feel wanted.

After such a public pursuit of the forward it would be embarrassing for Leeds if they let a deal slip through their fingers, but Lafferty is not the only striker available.

Now the loan window is open, it is possible Leeds could strike a deal as soon as today, and getting Lafferty in as soon as possible is the smart move, letting him join up with the squad ahead of next Monday's match with Middlesbrough, for which striker Chris Wood is expected to miss again through injury.

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