But according to West London Sport, Burnley have an option to recall the Bermudan in January, and are 'expected to do so' if an attractive offer arrives.
The website claims that another of Leeds' promotion rivals, Bristol City, have already indicated that they want to sign Wells, with Nottingham Forest in contact since then.
But as a replacement for the recalled Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah continues to evade Leeds, Wells is becoming an increasingly appealing option.
— LUFC Lewis (@LewisDeighton17) January 22, 2020
Nahki Wells on loan at QPR. Out of contract in the summer, release clause in his loan IF an offer to buy comes in.13 goals in 26 games this season. Bristol City have approached surely worth a punt!?? #LUFC #TransferTalk #transferwindow— Thomas Heath (@ThomasHeath1) January 21, 2020
Wells Burnley contract is due to expire this summer, though the Clarets are said to have an option to extend it by a further year - thus increasing his value.
According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds have had a third loan offer for the Southampton striker Che Adams, which includes a £20 million payment upon promotion to the Premier League, turned down.
And Wells should cost significantly less than that - though it is unlikely that Burnley would entertain another temporary bid with permanent ones potentially on the table from Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.
Leeds fans - which new striker would you like to see arrive at Elland Road this month?
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