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Journalist offers six-word update on Leeds United reigniting midfield pursuit

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Leeds United are reportedly prepared to go back in with a late bid for summer target and Huddersfield Town man Lewis O’Brien.

It looks less and less likely that Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa are going to have any fresh additions to call upon for the rest of the season.

The pursuit of Brenden Aaronson looks to be going to the summer, and if Leeds are keen on an alternative, they might be looking into a past target.

Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien was a backup target in the summer as a move for Conor Gallagher didn’t materialise.

The 23-year-old penned a new contract at the club after the window shut, seemingly putting to bed speculation of a move across West Yorkshire.

However, as Leeds look to be out of luck with their pursuit of Aaronson, The Sun’s Alan Nixon reporting of Leeds going back in for O’Brien:

A comes following report in a report from The Sun on Sunday (30/1; page 62) claiming that Leeds are willing to trigger the £10million release clause in his deal.

O’Brien’s assist on Friday helped Huddersfield pick up a point against Stoke, keeping them well in the hunt for a play-off spot.

I’m unsure on whether we’re actually that keen to sign him.

We had the chance to sign him back in the summer but weren’t too fussed about making it work, after not landing Gallagher.

He’s a backup choice and would be a solid signing for us, but he’s obviously not our first choice.

I just don’t get the impression the club are too bothered about signing someone unless they’re totally convinced it’s the right deal to make.

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