Report: Leeds United plan £7 million double raid on Aston Villa pair Ross McCormack and Tommy Elphick

Andrea Radrizzani, Owner of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is said to want the out-of-favour Aston Villa players to get his side's play-off bid 'back on track'.

Ross McCormack of the City celebrates after he scored his penalty kick during the round six A-League match between Melbourne City and the Western Sydney Wanderers at AAMI Park on November...

Leeds United are planning a £7 million double raid on Aston Villa's Ross McCormack and Tommy Elphick, according to the Sun's printed edition on Tuesday [page 55].

The report claims Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen wants the out-of-favour pair to get his side's play-off bid 'back on track'.

McCormack is set to return to Aston Villa this week from a spell on loan to Melbourne City, where he has scored 14 goals in 16 games.

Leeds United's Ross McCormack celebrates his equaliser during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on August 17, 2013 in Leeds,...

However, it is unclear whether or not the Scotland striker, who scored 53 goals in 144 games for Leeds, would be allowed to play for a third club this season, having already appeared for Villa and City.

The Daily Mail reported on Monday that McCormack is attracting interest from a trio of clubs in the United States, for whom he would be permitted to play - which would not be the case for those in England.

Tommy Elphick of Villa in action during the pre- season friendly between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on July 30, 2016 in Birmingham, England.

McCormack is said to be valued at £4.5 million, with defender Elphick reportedly rated at £2.5 million.

Aston Villa have been linked with a move for Manchester United youngster Axel Tuanzebe, who could take Elphick's place in Steve Bruce's squad.

Would McCormack and Elphick be good Leeds United signings?

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