Leeds United manager Steve Evans has confirmed that the club have already opened transfer discussions with several clubs.

Steve Evans has suggested to the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds United are interested in bringing in four players in the January transfer window.

Evans has repeatedly stressed his desire to make additions at Elland Road since taking charge, as he looks to put his stamp on the squad.

The 53-year-old boss had wanted to bring in more players on loan last month, but his attempts proved fruitless, with Liam Bridcutt’s loan from Sunderland the only deal to be completed since he became manager.

With the January window in sight, Evans is keen to re-enter the market though – and he has suggested that talks are already open with a number of clubs.

“We’re interested in three or four good players,” he said. “Our president, I was with him (on Tuesday) and he was on the telephone to another club about a player – not Kyle [Lafferty, of Norwich City] – we’re trying to do.

“We’re working diligently and hard behind the scenes and hopefully what we’re doing is putting ducks in a row to make something happen if we give ourselves an opportunity to push up the league.

“If we get points between now and MK Dons on January 2 then we’ll have an opportunity. If we have half-a-chance then I’m sure we’ll strengthen with two or three good signings – maybe more.”

Evans feels that Leeds need added quality to ensure that they are able to play to his style.

The former Rotherham United manager is famed for making his teams resilient and well organised.

So far, Leeds have shown some signs of progression under his guidance, but not enough to really push them up the Championship table.

The Whites have still been fairly inconsistent, and they currently sit in 18th place in the standings.

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