Leeds United have been in talks with Marko Grujic, a former Middlesbrough target, according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay.

He took to twitter to confirm that the Championship club had held discussions about the availability of the midfielder, but also added Leeds ‘don’t seem minded to sign him’.

There is still time for the Serbian to head to Elland Road despite the British transfer window being shut, as clubs can complete loan signings until August 31st.

Middlesbrough and Cardiff City were close to agreeing deals with Liverpool earlier in the month, before the 22-year-old turned down both proposed moves.

Grujic spent the second half of last season in Wales, helping Cardiff to automatic promotion to the Premier League as he scored one goal in 14 appearances.

He has made eight substitute appearances in the top flight with his parent club, with his only starts coming in the Carabao Cup.

Leeds are still active in the market and looking to bring in players before the loan window shuts, despite heading into the weekend with a 100% league record.

They started the season with a 3-1 win over Stoke City, backing that up by easing to a 4-1 victory away to Derby County before progressing in the Carabao Cup by defeating Bolton Wanderers 2-1.

Middlesbrough will be disappointed that Grujic turned down a move to the Riverside Stadium, as they look to push for promotion this year.

Boro started their campaign with a 2-2 draw away to Millwall but bounced back at home with 3-0 victory over Sheffield United and a 1-0 win against Birmingham City.

They managed to sneak past Notts County on the Carabao Cup in midweek, with former Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan saving two penalties in a 4-3 shoot-out win.


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