Leeds United are not interested in bringing Ashley Fletcher, Aden Flint or Tommy Elphick to the club over the summer, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The three have been heavily linked with moves to Elland Road, but the report claims that none of the players are on manager Thomas Christiansen’s wish list.

However, the Whites will apparently look to bring up to three more recruits before the transfer window closes, with defensive and striking reinforcements the priorities.

West Ham United’s Fletcher was rumoured to have been the subject of an approach from Leeds in The Sun on Monday, after the Hammers confirmed the signing of fellow forward Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen.

The youngster was involved with the first team at the London Stadium last season but is likely to be allowed to leave on loan in order to gain more senior experience.

As for Flint, he was an ever-present for Bristol City in the Championship in 2016-17 and played his part in the Robins’ survival with an impressive five goals from the centre of defence.

Meanwhile, Elphick had a difficult first campaign at Aston Villa after joining the Midlanders from Bournemouth in the summer of 2016.

Upon his arrival, the experienced 29-year-old was named club captain by then-manager Roberto Di Matteo and started the opening 12 matches of the season.

However, Elphick rarely looked assured at the back and was frequently dropped from the starting XI after Steve Bruce replaced the Italian in October.

Leeds are targeting promotion from the Championship this term after narrowly missing out on the play-offs last time around.

The Yorkshire club have recruited heavily over the off-season and look to have more strength in depth ahead of 2017-18, with additional options in plenty of positions.

Christiansen has been charged with harnessing the momentum from Garry Monk’s Leeds reign and will make his debut in the dugout on August 6 when his side visit Bolton Wanderers.


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