Leeds were said to be keen on bringing Gallagher in on loan from Chelsea but, in the end, the 21-year-old opted for Palace.
The Yorkshire club will now have to turn their attention elsewhere and have been linked with Cajuste.
Who would you rather have?
Prior to losing the race for Gallagher, SportExpressen reported that Leeds have shown concrete interest in the Sweden international.
They could face competition, though, with The Athletic claiming that Premier League rivals Newcastle United, Wolves and Palace are also interested.
Whatever the case, for Wainman, Cajuste is now likely to be a priority for Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds.
“He seems to be the next target on the list, Jens Cajuste,” Wainman told TT.
“I think we do need someone who can go box–to–box, you know, a little bit like Conor Gallagher really, to be fair. I think he would have been the ideal signature, but I think the thing with Jens Cajuste, he’s 21, Swedish international, clearly a prospect.
“I think the figures, I think it’s around 15 million I’m seeing that he could move on for, so I think he would be a great signing.”
Described as an “all-action” midfielder who has flair to his game by Leeds Live, it looks like the Whites have stumbled across a gem in the 21-year-old.
After watching Gallagher go to Palace, Bielsa will surely be desperate to get this one over the line.
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