Marcelo Bielsa's chances of bolstering his side before the domestic transfer window closes have taken a double blow.
Leeds were pursuing both Derby’s Louie Sibley and Norwich’s Todd Cantwell but, according to the Mirror, they have been priced out of both moves.
Sibley has become an established member of Philip Cocu’s Rams at just 19, leading Leeds director of football Victor Orta to make an enquiry.
Cantwell, who attracted attention from the likes of Liverpool with his impressive displays in the Premier League last season, has also appealed to the club.
Despite Nowrich boss Daniel Farke dropping Cantwell because of his attitude, the Championship outfit are still holding out for £20million.
Derby, meanwhile, want £15million to part with Sibley.
The bad news means Leeds will now focus on trimming the fat of their squad.
Blackburn are in talks to sign 31-year-old Barry Douglas on loan while Bielsa is happy to let midfielder Robbie Gotts go out on loan.
Lincoln boss is one man interested in Gotts and opened up on the 20-year-old.
"There are three of four with different clubs, who potentially we may look to do something just to make sure the squad is more than capable of getting through to January when the window shuts this week – and Robbie is one of those.
He added: "Robbie is obviously somebody we are aware of but I am sure there are probably four or five other clubs at this moment in time who want the same thing."
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