Report: Ashley Fletcher, personally scouted by Massimo Cellino last season, back on Leeds United wishlist

West Ham's Ashley Fletcher in action with FC Slovacko's Vlastimil Danicek and Patrik Simko

The Yorkshire club are considering a loan move for the West Ham striker.

West Ham's Ashley Fletcher in action with FC Slovacko's Vlastimil Danicek and Patrik SimkoWest Ham's Ashley Fletcher in action with FC Slovacko's Vlastimil Danicek and Patrik Simko

Reports are suggesting that Leeds United are again interested in signing Ashley Fletcher – this time on a season-long loan deal from West Ham United.

The Bristol Post report, relaying information from the Yorkshire Post, that Fletcher is a loan target for Leeds – after missing out on his permanent transfer last summer.

Ashley Fletcher celebrates after scoring the second goal for West hamAshley Fletcher celebrates after scoring the second goal for West ham

Earlier this summer it was reported that Leeds were trying to sign the player on a free transfer after he decided he did not want to stay at Manchester United.

However, despite the best efforts of Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, Fletcher ended up signing a deal at West Ham instead – as reported by the Daily Mail.

Leeds United Chairman Massimo CellinoLeeds United Chairman Massimo Cellino

The Italian was said to be a big fan of the striker, who he had watched in action on several occasions during his loan spell at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley last season.

Leeds are said to be in the market for one more striker with options thin up top. The club have Marcus Antonsson and Chris Wood as recognised centre-forwards but need another option.

Ashley Fletcher scores the first goal for BarnsleyAshley Fletcher scores the first goal for Barnsley

Fletcher appears to be in the crosshairs once again, although he has already made his debut for West Ham and it may be difficult to convince the Hammers to let him go.

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