Norwich media have heard rumours that Leeds have enquired about Norwich midfielder Andrew Crofts (pictured). Crofts, 28, made 13 starts and 11 sub appearances in the Premier League last season, but found himself pretty much shunted out of the side by the time Jonny Howson arrived in January. The Welsh international, described as “an all-action midfielder” by Norwich would seem to fit with Warnock’s plan to build a physical and commanding midfield.

Meanwhile, Norwegian press is now claiming that Leeds have agred a £300k deal with SK Brann for Rodolph Austin. Austin, who scored in Brann’s 6-2 rout of Odd Grenland yesterday, sounded eager to join Leeds in post-match interviews.

Ipswich Town are rumoured to have failed in a late bid for outgoing keeper Andy Lonergan. Bolton looked to sign Lonergan as competition for Adam Bogdan to complete the musical chairs that saw Jussi Jaaskelainen join West Ham, Rob Green allowed to join QPR and Paddy Kenny thus allowed to join Leeds. Lonergan is not believed to be keen on a move so far away from his Lancashire home for personal reasons.

Richard Keogh is still the centre of a bidding war, with Derby joining the string of names rumoured to be interested in capturing the 25 year old.

Simon Cox, the WBA striker, is believed to be interesting both Middlesbrough and Blackburn.

Burnley’s Charlie Austin is rumoured to be on Huddersfield Town’s radar. Simon Grayson could use cash from the mooted sale of Jordan Rhodes, but Leeds could hijack the bid if an acceptable offer for top scorer Ross McCormack is received.

Meanwhile, the weekend paper-talk has it that Warnock will make a £3m bid for Craig Mackail-Smith.

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