STEVE EVANS has refused to confirm that Leeds United will make a fresh bid to sign Kyle Lafferty in the emergency loan window and will re-assess the situation after this weekend’s Championship hosting of Nottingham Forest.
United attempted to take striker Lafferty on loan from Norwich City on transfer deadline day but failed to strike a deal with the Canaries who had been holding out to sell the forward on a permanent deal.
But head coach Evans remains short of options upfront having also failed to land former Middlesbrough striker Kike who instead signed for La Liga side Eibar with Crystal Palace also refusing to let Fraizer Campbell leave on loan.
Leeds are also known to have offered £300,000 for Barnsley’s Sam Winnall, a fee the Tykes saw as derisory.
Norwich, though, are happy for Lafferty to leave Carrow Road should a deal be struck for his services and the opening of Tuesday’s emergency loan window offers United a fresh chance to make a new approach for the Northern Ireland international who badly needs game time in the run up to Euro 2016.
Evans said: “I can’t really rule it in because I don’t know what Alex Neil’s thoughts would be and we will have to revisit whether it would be right for us to do it on a short term as opposed to the end of the season that we wanted to do.
“Since the window closed on Monday we have never gone back into players who we almost got or who we didn’t get.
“We quickly moved on and the focus has to be on Nottingham Forest on Saturday and the window doesn’t re-open until the early part of next week anyway.
“We can keep our focus and concentration on Nottingham Forest and then we can perhaps see afterwards what goes beyond on Monday.”