Leeds United manager Steve Evans has admitted that he has a back-up plan should Kyle Lafferty end up not signing for the club, according to The Yorkshire Evening Post.
Leeds have held talks with Norwich City about signing the striker but talks hit a brick wall this week over the terms of the transfer. It is understood that Evans wanted to take Lafferty on loan for the season, with the option of a permanent deal. Norwich however wanted Leeds to take Lafferty permanently straight away.
Evans has said that the club’s interest in Lafferty will “suddenly drop off” if progress is made with other transfer targets and it looks like this is a definite possibility. Evans added: “It’s not Kyle Lafferty or nobody. There are other options. If we take another option then the Kyle Lafferty interest will suddenly drop off.”
Despite only wanting to sign Lafferty on loan, and enquiring about loan deals for Premier League players Jack Grealish and Peter Crouch, Evans insisted: “We’re very much in a position to do permanent deals.”