Leeds United will receive an additional cash windfall later this month after their Capital One Cup tie against Everton was chosen for a live broadcast by Sky.
United stand to pull in £125,000 in television fees on top of other income earned from the clash at Elland Road on Tuesday, September 25.
Leeds have drawn a Premier League side in round three of the League Cup for the third time in four years and the injection of money from another high-profile game will come two weeks after the opening of the Football League’s emergency loan window.
United manager Neil Warnock is in the market for temporary signings after the quiet closure of FIFA’s summer transfer window.
Last night’s deadline passed without any incoming or outgoing moves at Elland Road and no announcement of a contract agreement with forward El-Hadji Diouf.
Diouf is still considering a £5,000-a-week offer from Leeds having been with the club on non-contract terms since the early part of last month.
The emergency loan window opens next week, inviting Football League sides to bid for players omitted from the 25-man squads submitted by top-flight clubs to the Premier League yesterday. (August 31)
A shortage of funds prevented Warnock from adding to his pool of players in the final three weeks of the summer window but he is still pushing to sign a striker, saying: “We’ll look if we can financially to bring another forward in because we’re so thin.”
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