Lewis Grabban and not Lewis Cook the Bournemouth player Leeds United should sign in January

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini in action with Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban

The striker has struggled for first-team football since his return to the South Coast.

Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban in action with West Brom's Jonny EvansBournemouth's Lewis Grabban in action with West Brom's Jonny Evans

Leeds United have recently been linked, tentatively it must be said, with a move for their former player Lewis Cook.

He headed to Bournemouth in the summer in a reluctant transfer deal for the Yorkshire club.

The talented England youth international has however struggled for first-team football at the Vitality Stadium and Leeds were linked with bringing him back.

Bournemouth's Lewis Cook in action with Valencia's Alvaro MedranBournemouth's Lewis Cook in action with Valencia's Alvaro Medran

However, Cook is not the Bournemouth man they need or should want.

Lewis Grabban is the Cherries star who should be on their radar.

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini in action with Bournemouth's Lewis GrabbanManchester United's Marouane Fellaini in action with Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban

The striker returned to Bournemouth in a deal reported by the Guardian to be worth around £8 million in January. His return from Norwich City was seen by many as a very strange move from Bournemouth and he has failed to produce since heading back south.

Leeds need another striking option. On transfer deadline day they, along with Bristol City and Reading, were linked with a move for the player by The Sun.

Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye in action with Bournemouth's Lewis GrabbanAston Villa's Idrissa Gueye in action with Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban

Nothing ever came of it but with Grabban struggling for first-team football with the Premier League side then a move to the Championship on loan in January would be ideal for the striker.

Leeds United would be mad not to swoop.

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