Burnley forward Sam Vokes is more likely to sign for Leeds United next than widely-reported target Matej Vydra, according to Football Whispers.
The football news site claims that Vokes, 28, is in the running to be the next addition that Marcelo Bielsa makes to his squad after managing just seven starts in the Premier League last season for Burnley.
Football Whispers calculates the likelihood of transfers coming to fruition after gathering rumours from across the world, and rates the chances of the 59-times Wales international being the next Leeds signing at 3 out of 5.
Derby striker Vydra is rated at 2.9 out of 5, lower than Vokes after the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that the Whites’ interest in the Czech Republic international is cooling.
It is becoming to look more and more as though Leeds will not be able to sign Vydra this summer, so that will have to lead them to look at other targets with them also seeming to be missing out on Abel Hernandez. Vokes would be a decent back-up plan, but he is a completely different type of striker to Vydra and Hernandez. He is a very powerful striker who is good in the air, however he is still very much a proven goalscorer in the Championship. In 198 appearances in England’s second-tier, the former Wolves and Bournemouth striker has scored 52 goals. When he was younger, he spent half a season on loan at Leeds in League One and looks as though he could be on to return to Elland Road this summer, according to this report. He would certainly be a welcome addition and one that Bielsa should look to push on with.