Report: Marcelo Bielsa targets two Leeds United arrivals with major caveat

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As much as Leeds United are aiming to wrap up key January deals, financial constraints are reportedly set to limit the extent of their business.

The Leeds United injury list right now is unprecedented and the club ought to act this month to cover for major setbacks.

Not only do Leeds have lengthy layoffs for Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper to worry about, but every recognised striker at the club is carrying a knock.

Everyone affiliated with the club knows signings are needed to ease the pressure on those that remain available.

Midfielders are the area most in need, despite the fact only Phillips is out from that part of the squad, highlighting how little numbers Leeds have there in general.

Football Insider are now reporting that the two positions Leeds intend to target this month are the number six and eight positions, akin to Phillips’ and Mateusz Klich’s roles.

However, this comes with a major caveat that due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, Leeds are unlikely to be able to make permanent signings this month.

It is expected that loans are where Leeds are to conduct their business and Marcelo Bielsa is well aware of the situation.

Frustrating news.

The signings we make this month were always likely to be short-term fixes for these problems, but this isn’t ideal.

There are still players that fit the bill that we can sign on a temporary basis but having to utilise the loan market isn’t ideal.

Having a player come in for a modest fee and becoming a part of our side would be a good boost, but that doesn’t seem possible now.