Three strikers linked to Leeds United, are summer deals possible?

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A look at the latest regarding three strikers linked to Leeds at various points this season.

Leeds United are aiming for the play-offs next season and as a result they are likely to be active in the transfer market this summer.

Their targets for the transfer window remain unclear, but they have been reported to hold interest in various players over the course of the season.

Here is a look at three strikers they were linked to, and the latest regarding each of the trio...

Jason Cummings

Hibs striker Jason Cummings was linked to Leeds back in November by The Sun and has only enhanced his reputation since. Their chances of signing him are likely to be tough, with Premier League sides Norwich and Bournemouth interested, The Scottish Sun reported in March, along with Derby County and Bristol City. The 20-year-old has scored 24 goals in 41 games for Hibernian this season, but after Lee Erwin's struggles this campaign since his switch from Motherwell, Leeds may rightly be sceptical over whether he could make an instant impact in jumping from the Scottish Championship especially if his price tag has increased due to his improving form.

Peter Crouch

Former England international Peter Crouch was linked with a move to Leeds earlier this year with the Yorkshire Post reporting the Whites made an enquiry over signing the striker on loan in January. Crouch has struggled for first team football at Stoke City this season, making only two Premier League starts. Now 35, a drop down into the Championship could be ideal, and his experience could help Leeds out. The Mirror reported this week that Crouch could ask for a transfer this summer, with the striker admitting he is 'frustrated'. This, unlike the Cummings move, could have become more likely than it was earlier in the season.

Kyle Lafferty

Leeds were regularly linked with Kyle Lafferty over the course of the season with The Mirror reporting their interest, but Norwich City dragged their heels over letting him leave. By time it came to him being allowed to leave in March, Leeds decided not to push for a move, seeing little point in investing in his wages with nothing to play for. This coming season could be different, and with just one year left on his contract, Norwich are likely to want to sell up. Current loan side Birmingham City are in pole position, while Lafferty will be hoping to put himself in the shop window at Euro 2016 with Northern Ireland.

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