Following an initial approach last month, Leeds United have made no further contact with Peterborough United regarding their highly-rated winger, Tommy Rowe.

Local press in both Peterborough and Leeds have spoken with Posh’s Director of Football following speculation that Tommy Rowe is the transfer Brian McDermott said he’s closing in on.

Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, Barry Fry said;

tommy rowe“[Leeds United] enquired about Tommy a while back when I said they couldn’t afford him.

“I was told to expect another enquiry, but I have since been away at the Football League chairman’s meeting when Leeds were also represented and no-one from there tried to negotiate with me about Tommy.

“A move to Leeds would suit Tommy, but we don’t want him to go and now that we have sold Dwight Gayle, we really don’t need to sell anyone else.”

Fry’s comments leave no obvious name as the “key target” McDermott spoke about on Saturday. There’s been speculation surrounding a few players, but none of it is backed up by any real evidence.

Mackay-Steven is one name that has sent social networks into a frenzy, but the entire rumour seems to be based upon a YouTube compilation that makes him look like Lionel Messi. There’s been absolutely nothing from any reputable news organisation linking him with a move to Elland Road, or anywhere else for that matter.