Bournemouth and Derby are among three Championship clubs targeting Leeds’ Wales striker Tyler Roberts.
The trio have approached Leeds with offers to sign Roberts on loan for the rest of the season.
The Championship sides feel they may be able to land Roberts because he has been reduced to a bit-part role at Leeds and he made the last of his three starts on October 3.
Roberts, 21, who cost Leeds £2.5million from West Brom three years ago, has made just nine appearances this season, six of them as substitute.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is reluctant to let Roberts leave and feels he is still a key player, even though he is behind Rodrigo and Pablo Hernandez in the pecking order for the No 10 role.
Roberts played an important part in last season’s Championship-winning campaign, making 23 appearances and scoring four goals.
The Championship clubs will continue to monitor Roberts’ situation at Leeds and they know the former West Brom trainee may be keen to get more game time ahead of this summer’s Euros.
Leeds do not expect to make any signings for Bielsa’s first-team squad this transfer window, even though Andrea Radrizzani is prepared to make funds available.
Director of football Victor Orta has identified targets in the three positions Bielsa wants to strengthen, but none is available this month.
Instead Orta will focus on sending out more young players on loan to help their development and Jordan Stevens, who spent the first half of the season at Swindon, is set to join Bradford for the rest of the campaign.
Leeds may move Ryan Edmondson from Aberdeen out to a club in the EFL because he has not played as much for the Scottish side as they had hoped.
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