Transfer latest: Norwich City line up late move for Leeds United winger
Norwich City are considering mounting a late bid for Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas, the YEP has learned.
Norwich could table an offer for Dallas before the transfer deadline, despite the Northern Ireland international featuring repeatedly under Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen this season.
Dallas’ contract at Elland Road expires next summer and he is yet to receive an extension to that deal.
Championship rivals Norwich believe they can exploit that situation and tempt Leeds to sell him to Carrow Road in the last week of the window.
The 26-year-old is into his third season at Leeds and 11 games short of his 100th appearance for a club he joined from Brentford in 2015.
Despite a strong pre-season, he was a surprising omission from Christiansen’s squad for Leeds’ win at Bolton Wanderers on the first day of the term but he returned as a substitute in a 0-0 draw with Preston North End the following weekend and came off the bench to score the second goal in Leeds’ 2-0 win at Sunderland last Saturday.
United have handed contracts extensions to a number of their first-team players since the start of the summer, including Ronaldo Vieira, Eunan O’Kane, Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips, but Dallas remains on a deal to June 2018.
Speaking to the YEP earlier this week, Dallas insisted he was content at Elland Road saying: “I “I obviously want to start as many games as possible but I’m not a selfish player. I respect that the team comes first.
“If I have to bide my time that’s what I’ll do. Things are looking good.”