Alex Neil discusses Norwich loan exits; bad news for Leeds United

Kyle Lafferty

Leeds have been hoping to sign Norwich forwards Kyle Lafferty and Lewis Grabban on loan.

Speaking in a press conference, Norwich boss Alex Neil has admitted that no player will be leaving Carrow Road on loan now until the January transfer window.

This deals a blow to Leeds United and their head coach Steve Evans, who had been attempting to sign two Norwich strikers before the close of the loan window next week.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported earlier this week that Kyle Lafferty and Lewis Grabban were loan targets of Evans, as he hopes to improve the striking options in his playing squad.

The report claims that Grabban was not keen on making the switch to Elland Road, despite his lack of game time with Norwich, but Lafferty has shown no indications he would be against a loan move to Leeds.

He has played just two games this season, and the 28-year-old wants to be playing regularly ahead of Euro 2016 next summer, having fired Northern Ireland to the finals tournament.

A move would seem to make sense for all parties involved, but Neil has now confirmed that no player will be leaving Carrow Road before the start of the January transfer window.

Evans still wants to bring in a striker, and it now appears as if he will have to look elsewhere for a new loan target.

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