Leeds United summer transfer target Kenny McLean has signed a new contract at Norwich City.

The Canaries confirmed on Friday that McLean has put pen-to-paper on a deal until the summer of 2026 after knocking back interest from Leeds last month.

As per Pink Un, Leeds saw three separate enquiries turned down by Norwich for McLean as Daniel Farke attempted to reunite with his former midfielder.

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Farke signed McLean for Norwich from Aberdeen back in 2018 and was on a list of midfielder targets for Leeds during the summer.

As per Sky Sports, Leeds’ last bid for McLean totalled the £4 million mark before they eventually moved onto alternatives in the final week of the window.

Leeds target McLean signs new Norwich deal

Midfield was Leeds’ area of priority at the end of last month and McLean was among several players they submitted bids for.

In the end, Leeds were able to bolster their engine room with two new players as Ilia Gruev arrived from Werder Bremen, before Glen Kamara followed him from Rangers.

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Those two additions are believed to have cost in and around the £11 million mark, suggesting that Leeds’ reported offer of £4 million for McLean was accurate.

However, Leeds clearly saw better value elsewhere with McLean considerably older than both Kamara and Gruev, with the latter only actually 23.

McLean is likely to be battling against his former manager Farke for promotion this season with Norwich having started the season very well.

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