Leeds handed double deadline day transfer blow - reports

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Leeds United were dealt transfer blows on a disappointing deadline day for the Whites.

Simon Grayson was thought to be in the market for a handful of players, with Sammy Clingan and Eric Lichaj the two players thought to be closest to an Elland Road switch.

However, a handful of factors worked against Leeds United in their pursuit of Clingan, with the Northern Ireland international staying at Coventry City following the sale of Ben Turner and money from the deal that saw Scott Dann join Blackburn Rovers.

Leeds also failed to beat the deadline with regards to Lichaj, who spent a spell with the Yorkshire side on loan last season from Aston Villa.

It's reported the USA international tore a thigh muscle in the Carling Cup against Hereford United, ending Grayson's current interest in the player.


On the exit front, Fede Bessone ended a torrid spell at the club by returning to Barclays Premier League Swansea City. His last appearance for Leeds United was in September.

Billy Paynter is staying with Leeds though, after the Whites failed to agree a deal with Brighton & Hove Albion before the deadlin.

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