It has been a difficult couple of days for Leeds United, as several potential transfer deals appeared to collapse.
However, they have received some good news today, after a reliable journalist confirmed that one of their top transfer targets would prefer to stay in England rather than move abroad.
Abel Hernandez left Hull City after his contract at the Sky Bet Championship club expired, and it had seemed that he was set to complete a move to Russian top flight side CSKA Moscow.
However, Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post has tweeted today confirming that Hernandez wants to stay in England rather than venturing abroad.
Here is a look at his tweet:
if Hernandez had offers to the hilt, he'd have taken one of them up by now. I gather he wants to stay in England.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) July 12, 2018
Leeds United have been interested in the former Hull City striker for a number of weeks, but their pursuit of him appeared to fade as they stepped up their chase for Derby County forward Matej Vydra.
However, talks with the Sky Bet Championship golden boot winner collapsed after a disagreement over wages.
The news that has come out today provides Leeds with a new sense of optimism that they might actually be able to land an experience goalscorer in the form of Hernandez.
The fans at Elland Road are desperate for a new striker. A lack of goals let them down massively last season, and a proven goal scorer is exactly what the Yorkshire club needs to take them to that next level.
Kemar Roofe was the top scorer for the Whites last season with just 14 goals.