Sky Sports are today claiming Leeds have made an enquiry regarding Coventry City captain, Sammy Clingan.

The former Nottingham Forest and Norwich City defensive midfielder has made 58 appearances for Coventry since joining them in 2009, scoring 5 times. He has also been capped 25 times at international level for Northern Ireland.

It seems Coventry are in a similar position to that of Leeds with Max Gradel. The midfielder has just one year left on his contract leaving some Sky Blues fans to fear the board may bypass the manager completely and take the cash while it’s on the table.

Can Leeds Finnish the deal? 

The rumour linking Alexei Eremenko to Leeds that we reported earlier this week has now been picked up by Sky Sports who are also claiming he could try-out for the Whites against Motherwell this weekend.

Securing the signature of the Finnish international might not be so straightforward however with reports emerging that Cardiff City are also monitoring the attacking midfielder.

Prodigal Son homecoming in doubt

The Yorkshire Evening Post is quoting a source close to Alan Smith who claims the Whites are no closer to securing a deal with their former player than they were at the beginning of the transfer window.

The stumbling block appears to be nothing more than greed with Alan Smith refusing to take a cut in wages. Whilst Newcastle United have offered to pay half his wages for the remainder of his contract, Leeds United are understandably refusing to pay the other £30,000 per week to secure his services.

A poll of more than 1,000 fans on The Scratching Shed revealed that 84% would welcome the return of the Rothwell-born midfielder.