Steve Evans has admitted that his move for Kyle Lafferty is in trouble, reports Phil Hay. 

According to the Yorkshire Post journalist, Leeds are only interested in taking the Norwich striker on loan, but Norwich want him to leave Carrow Road on a permanent deal.

Leeds head coach Evans believes that Lafferty is at the ‘top end’ of finances for Leeds and as a result, they’d rather look at him on loan first, before committing to a permanent deal.

He also said that Leeds would move on from Lafferty is Norwich stand firm, hinting that they will look towards other players if they can’t secure his signature on a temporary deal.

Evans did however say that he isn’t restricted to only loan deals this window, saying: “If we have the option to purchase and it’s the right option then we will.”

Evans is in his first full transfer window as Leeds boss and is looking to strengthen as The Whites hunt down a play off place.

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Lafferty was a major target for Leeds and is in need of first team football before Euro 2016 with Northern Ireland, but it appears that a deal may be hard to thrash out if Norwich are unwilling to allow the player to leave on loan.

The West Yorkshire outfit currently lie 13th in The Championship, nine points off Ipswich Town in sixth.

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