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Leeds United bid for League One striker turned down

Matt Smith The Leeds United fans in The Transfer Tavern are having a game of darts and discussing reports that the club have had a bid turned down for a League One striker.

The Yorkshire Evening Post  is reporting that Barnsley have rejected a bid believed to be £300,000 and are looking for in excess of £1 million from the Championship side for their leading scorer Sam Winnall.

Leeds approach for Winnall was unexpected following comments made by owner Massimo Cellino which said it was unlikely that the club would make any additions before Monday nights deadline.

Winnall has been in fine form for the League One side and is their current leading scorer with 15 goals, including six in his last six games.

Speaking about Cellino’s comments with regards to transfer incomings, Leeds boss Steve Evans said:

“If the president says there’s no more signings then there’ll be no more signings but the words I heard attributed to the president was ‘it was unlikely’. It was unlikely a week ago that we were going to sign the boy from Brentford (Toumani Diagouraga).”

“He takes control of the financial situation so he knows how near we are. When he says it’s unlikely, he may feel that one or two things are slipping away from us. We’ll see where we go.

The Leeds fans in The Transfer Tavern are not surprised by Cellino’s comments about transfer incomings and are really not expecting any deals to be done with regards to new players.

Leeds fans, do you expect new signings this week? Let us know in the comments below!

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