Steve Evans says Leeds United signing loan players depends on two conditions

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Steve Evans has two conditions if the club are to sign players on loan during the emergency transfer window.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has set out his criteria if the club are to make any signings during the emergency loan window.

The club are able to add the squad but have not chosen to do so as yet.

Evans spoke to BBC Radio Leeds after the 0-0 home draw with Middlesbrough, and explained the two conditions he has, if the club are to sanction a deal.

The first, as he explained, would be that Leeds are only interested in signing loan players who they would have an option to buy.

He explained Leeds want to build for the future, and short term fixes are not what the side is after.

He said: "I have to 100 per cent believe if we add in the loan market it's with a view to add beyond that.

"If we build with players I want to bring in, we are going to be in promotion hunt (next season) from the start."

Evans added that wages were the second point of contention, that he would not upset the dressing room by signing a player on a short term deal who would be substantially above the current squad.

He said: "You can't have big disparities in the dressing room in earnings. A club I wont get into tried that route and it was a disaster. We are not going to break the wage budget for eight weeks to sign someone for their own agenda."

Continuing, Evans insisted that the club may have better luck signing players in the summer if they just wait, indicating there have been conversations with teams to that effect.

He added: "We've got some very good players targeted, conversations have taken place. Some of those clubs might not want players to leave now, but would let them go in the summer."

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