Five strikers Leeds could target after report suggests Vydra and Hernandez transfers in doubt

Marcelo Bielsa manager of OPlympique de Marseille during the 'Panchina D'oro season 2013-2014' on March 9, 2015 in Florence, Italy.

Leeds United's pursuit of a new striker is said to have encountered difficulty.

Matej Vydra of Derby celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have cooled their interest in Matej Vydra over the striker's wage demands, while an offer for Abel Hernandez has gone cold for similar reasons.

But where do Leeds turn should neither player arrive at Elland Road?

Here are five yet-to-be-linked strikers who could come under consideration...

Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday)

Scorer of 10 goals from 24 Championship matches last season, including two against Leeds, and a prolific scorer throughout his career, Hooper should appeal to most clubs at the Whites' level. And though a key player for Sheffield Wednesday, the Owls' poor financial state could convince them to listen to offers, especially for those, like the 30-year-old, who are in the final year of their contracts. Wages could again be an issue, however, the promise or a longer-term deal could swing it for Leeds.

Gary Hooper of Sheffield Wednesday scores a goal which is ruled offside during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Gary Madine (Cardiff City)

While not as renowned for his goalscoring ability as Hooper, Madine still managed 10 in 28 league outings for Bolton last term, to earn himself a £6 million move to Cardiff City, and is far more adept as a line-leading target man. The Geordie helped the Bluebirds to promotion shortly after his arrival, though he has yet to get off the mark for his new employers, whose plans for Madine may have changed as a result of their success.

Gary Madine of Cardiff City misses a penalty in injury time during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Cardiff City Stadium on April 6,...

Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town)

Waghorn both scored and made more goals during last season's Championship campaign (16 and 11 respectively) than anyone on this list. And that could be a problem for Ipswich, with the Tractor Boys not exactly flush with cash and the 28-year-old's contract up in less than a year's time. If Leeds are to better any of these players' existing salaries, it is likely to be his.

Martyn Waghorn of Ipswich Town celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough at Portman Road on May 6, 2018 in...

Nelson Oliveira (Norwich City)

With caps for Portugal and a half-decent second-tier scoring rate, Oliveira is a player not to be sniffed at despite an off-season with Norwich, whose manager he is rumoured to not see eye-to-eye with. And that, coupled with Oliveira's sizeable pay packet, could prompt the Canaries to move him on this summer. A fresh start may bring out the best in his ability.

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich reactsl during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Norwich City at Craven Cottage on October 18, 2016 in London, England.

Sam Gallagher (Southampton)

Despite a handful of mixed loan spells, first with Milton Keynes Dons, then Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City, Gallagher is thought to be highly rated by Southampton, who gave him a new four-year contract at the start of last term. With several higher-profile strikers already on the Saints' books, another temporary spell is possible - though he is now said to be on wages of £22,000 a week, which Leeds may struggle to justify paying.

Sam Gallagher of Birmingham looks dejected after Millwall score their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Millwall at St Andrews (stadium) on...

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