Report: Leeds United consider move to try and sign Simon Makienok

Charlton's Simon Makienok

Leeds United have been linked with Simon Makienok, linked to Preston and recently on loan at Charlton.

Charlton's Simon MakienokCharlton's Simon Makienok

Leeds United are pushing to try and sign Simon Makienok, report Italian website Tuttomercatoweb.

Massimo Cellino is reportedly keen on a deal for the striker, who was on loan at Charlton Athletic last season.

Makienok plays for Italian side Palermo, but is not in their plans for next season.

Charlton's Simon Makienok and Huddersfield's Jed Steer in actionCharlton's Simon Makienok and Huddersfield's Jed Steer in action

The Danish striker may however be already on his way to Preston North End, meaning Leeds would have to try and hijack a deal.

The Lancashire Evening Post reported last week Makienok was in Preston last week for talks and to undergo a medical, but as yet no deal has been formalised.

The 25-year-old has six international caps for Denmark, but did not enjoy a good season with relegated Charlton last season, scoring just five times in 36 appearances.

Charlton Athletic's Simon Makienok in actionCharlton Athletic's Simon Makienok in action

Leeds could have an advantage in terms of trying to secure a deal, with owner Massimo Cellino being good pals with Palermo supremo Maurizio Zamparini.

Tuttomercatoweb describe the potential transfer as an 'evolving situation', but whether he is a striker new head coach Garry Monk really wants, is unclear.

Charlton Athletic's Simon Makienok in action with Fulham's Ryan FredericksCharlton Athletic's Simon Makienok in action with Fulham's Ryan Fredericks

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