It may be nearing the end of September, but the opening of the next transfer window is still over three months away. Until then, the actual movement of players is somewhat stagnant but there are obviously machinations going on in the background.

Leeds United, like all clubs, are in the very early throes of their respective campaigns with the Whites early good run of form seeing them atop the Sky Bet Championship. The West Yorkshire side have built on the encouraging foundations of last season, augmenting that squad with just three new additions.

Some Leeds United fans will readily tell you in one breath that what has been brought in by Marcelo Bielsa’s side has improved what was already on the books, especially the season-long loan capture of Arsenal’s exciting striker Eddie Nketiah. The young Gunner simply cannot stop scoring in a Leeds United shirt across all iterations of the side.

However, it appears that United are keeping some irons in the January fore as they look to possibly avoid that second-half-of-season implosion that saw them throw away the chance of automatic promotion last time out.

As well as showing interest domestically in Coventry’s young left-back Sam McCallum, the club have also, according to Abola, sent a scout over to watch Porto’s Europa League match against Young Boys. It was a game that the Portuguese side won 2-1.

There is no indication as to whether it was a scouting mission with a target in mind or just a general scouting mission to run the rule over both sides. However, it does serve to remind Whites fans that the club isn’t lying dormant whilst the transfer window remains closed.