Double loan swoop for Leeds United could work after Everton's prolific deadline day

Everton's German-born Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic (L) tackles Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and...

Leeds United have been linked to Everton duo.

A general view ahead of the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton's prolific deadline day could be good news for Leeds United and their pursuit of Toffees players.

Leeds are still permitted to sign players on loan from Premier League clubs until the end of August, and have been linked to Everton defender Matthew Pennington and midfielder Muhamed Besic.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported yesterday that both Pennington and Besic were on Leeds' radar, but they preferred to wait and attempt to sign players on loan.


Besic almost slipped away, with Everton agreeing a fee to sell him to Middlesbrough before the deal broke down due to a disagreement with his agent.

Middlesbrough are still hopeful of signing him on loan, The Teesside Gazette report, but for Leeds it remains just as viable.

Their hopes may be helped by their interest in signing Everton teammate Matthew Pennington too.

Muhamed Besic of Everton during the Algarve Cup match between Everton and Lille on July 21, 2018 in Faro, Portugal.

Everton were busy on deadline day, signing Colombia international centre-back Yerry Mina on a permanent deal, and midfielder Andre Gomes on loan.

Mina further blocks Pennington's first team path, and Gomes makes Besic's life more difficult.

Everton player Matthew Pennington in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on May 11, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

Neither player had much chance as it was, and now Everton will take extra focus trying to shift them on.

If Leeds can concentrate their efforts on a double loan deal, it suddenly looks even more viable than it day 24 hours ago.

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