Report: Leeds United's £1.5m move for winger Jodi Jones fell through due to injury

Jodi Jones of Coventry City during the Sky Bet League Two match between Barnet and Coventry City at The Hive on October 7, 2017 in Barnet, England.

Leeds United had planned to sign Coventry's Jodi Jones.

Jodi Jones of Coventry City during the Sky Bet League Two match between Barnet and Coventry City at The Hive on October 7, 2017 in Barnet, England.

A report in The Independent has claimed Leeds United were set to sign Jodi Jones from Coventry City before his recent knee injury.

Jones has not played since late November when he was stretchered off against Stevenage.

The Coventry Telegraph had reported at the time that Leeds had been scouting him.

Coventry's Jodi Jones celebrates the teams win at the final whistle during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Final between Coventry City and Oxford United at Wembley Stadium on April 2, 2017 in...

The Independent's report states: "Coventry would likely have got £1.5m from Leeds United for Jodi Jones this year but the deal collapsed due to a knee injury."

Jones had scored five goals and provided eight assists prior to his ill-timed injury. BBC Sport reported Jones is out for the rest of the season.

The winger is just 20-years-old, but his chance to join Leeds is likely off the agenda for another year.

The Whites are unlikely to want to buy him in the summer without seeing how he has recovered from his knee problem.

The reports suggest that Leeds are paying attention to the lower leagues, as well as their international scouting network.

In January so far Leeds have signed Yosuke Ideguchi but loaned him out due to work permit reasons, and bought Aapo Halme for their under-23 squad.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch