Leeds United approached Norwich with an enquiry about striker Teemu Pukki earlier in the transfer window, according to PA Sport journalist Nick Mashiter.
Writing via his personal Twitter account and on the FourFourTwo website, Mashiter claimed that Aston Villa, Sheffield United, West Brom and Wolves were also keen on Pukki, 30, but the Finland international is now set to stay at Carrow Road.
However, Mashiter adds that Norwich could face a battle to keep hold of the former Celtic striker in the January transfer window.
Leeds, Wolves, Aston Villa, West Brom and Sheffield United were all keen on Norwich’s Teemu Pukki this summer but the striker is poised to stay at Carrow Road this window. Story on @pasport wire soon. #ncfc #lufc #avfc #sufc #wolves #wba
— Nick Mashiter (@nickmashiter) September 26, 2020
Pukki has been firing on all cylinders in the last few years and impressed for Norwich last season despite their relegation by scoring 11 times in 36 Premier League appearances.
He helped fire Norwich to promotion in 2018/19 by scoring 29 times in 43 Championship outings.
Leeds have already bolstered their striker options since winning promotion to the Premier League by signing Rodrigo for a club-record fee from Valencia.
Patrick Bamford’s also started the season in superb form by scoring twice and assisting two goals in his two top-flight appearances.
Leeds don’t really need another striker.
Away from Bamford and Rodrigo, Marcelo Bielsa also has Tyler Roberts to choose and Jack Harrison has shown that he can play up front in the past.
We’d only expect them to go back in for Pukki if there’s a major injury crisis or someone else is sold in January but Bielsa isn’t really keen on adding to his squad in the winter transfer window.
If Norwich are going to worry about Pukki’s future in the New Year then it’s teams like West Brom and Sheffield United they should probably keep their eyes on.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites feel this Yorkshire-born player would be keen to join them on loan.