It’s been an exciting 24 hours for Leeds as interest in Watford’s Fernando Forestieri and Belgian winger Anthony Limbombe suddenly intensified.

Perhaps it’s a result of four draws from the opening four fixtures, which – while leaving Uwe Rösler’s side undefeated – has highlighted the need for a little more creativity and cutting edge.

Leeds face stiff competition for Forestieri from at least two other teams which includes Saturday’s opponents and Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield Wednesday. Leeds had initially hoped to take Forestieri on a season-long loan-to-buy deal, but when Watford rejected that proposal, Massimo Cellino told the Yorkshire Evening Post‘s Phil Hay that the £3m it would take for Leeds to secure his services was considered too much.

However, this was obviously a bluff from the Leeds chief as reports quickly followed of a potential bid, with Phil Hay confirming that the club had made an offer and were in with a shot of landing the highly-rated forward.

And he isn’t the only name Leeds are actively pursuing with reports suggesting there’s been more movement on Limbombe, a left-winger who could just be the back-up plan for if Forestieri decides to go elsewhere, or better still, a player we’re hoping to sign in addition to Forestieri.

Either player would represent an exciting signing for the club, both coming at a significant cost (circa £3m for Forestieri and £2m for Limbombe), but securing the services of them both must surely push a team who have already proven very difficult to beat during a tough opening run of fixtures, into the ‘serious promotion contenders’ bracket.