By Craig Scott

20th Dec, 2019 | 10:30am

Talks held: Leeds have Thursday transfer meeting over potential centre-mid deal - report

Leeds United have held talks over a potential deal to sign Stabaek midfielder Emil Bohinen, according to Budstikka.

The Norwegian news outlet claims that Bohinen, 20, is currently on trial with Sheffield United but on Thursday, there was a meeting held between Stabaek chiefs and Leeds.

Stabaek general manager Jon Tunold was asked about reported talks with the Championship promotion contenders but remained tight-lipped.

“I don’t want to comment on that. But there is interest around several of our players,” he told Budstikka.

Bohinen has recently entered the final year of his contract at Stabaek, which expires in December 2020.

He played regularly for the Norwegian Eliteserian side in the 2019 campaign, scoring four goals and supplying eight assists in 31 appearances across all competitions.

The 20-year-old played mostly as a central midfielder last season for Stabaek but he can also feature on the right-wing or in a more defensive role in front of the back-line.

There is yet to be any major suggestion that Leeds will be active in the January transfer window unless Eddie Nketiah was to be recalled by Arsenal.

However director of football Victor Orta has always shown a willingness to sign youngsters from overseas to add to the Leeds Under-23s set-up.

Although Bohinen is currently on trial at Bramall Lane, could the Norway Under-21 international be the next young player in Orta’s sights?

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has offered an update on Adam Forshaw.