Leeds eyeing Norwich ace Todd Cantwell and Derby star Louie Sibley, 19, as Bielsa searches for new midfielder

LEEDS are eyeing up Norwich ace Todd Cantwell and Derby star Louie Sibley as Marcelo Bielsa looks for a midfield reinforcement, according to reports.

The two players are making names for themselves early in their careers and are seen by the Yorkshire club as potential targets.

But Leeds are in no rush to get them through the Elland Road front door and any moves before Friday's domestic deadline are unlikely.

This is despite the Whites' move for German midfielder Michael Cuisance falling apart earlier this month, with the two parties disagreeing on why.

But with all of that now behind them, Leeds' director of football Victor Orta reveals they are looking elsewhere even with the limitations of the domestic window.

When asked about Cantwell and Sibley, he told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "We are analysing but obviously the market is greatly reduced now.

"Even for us it's difficult to evaluate clearly one point of view. The availability is reduced from the other market.

"We analyse all the players. We know them really well, their clubs were our rivals, we analysed [Cantwell] in the Premier League.

"It's difficult. They are players we analysed, we have information and then we need to think about the possibility."

Orta insists the club will remain ready if opportunities to bring in the right players present themselves.

He added: "We are always focused on information, managing it, analysing players, their availability, staying updated.

"That could be useful for the winter market. We need to put in practice the usefulness of the knowledge."

Leeds have reportedly balked at Norwich's £20million price tag for the midfielder, but the 22-year-old is undoubtedly attracting the interest of top-flight clubs.

He impressed during Norwich's otherwise disappointing Premier League campaign last season, where they were relegated with only 21 points.

Meanwhile Sibley is enjoying a breakthrough spell at Derby, with the attacking midfielder being in and around the first-team and competing with the likes of Wayne Rooney for a spot in the starting line-up.

The 19-year-old got Rams fans excited when he netted a hattrick on only his second league start against Millwall in June.

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