Leeds United made a late move to try and sign Arnaut Danjuma before the forward made the decision to open talks with Tottenham Hotspur in the last few hours, according to a report from 90min.

Danjuma looked to be destined to join Everton in recent days. 90min notes that the Toffees thought that they would be announcing the arrival of the Dutchman today. However, he has now had a change of heart.

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According to the report, Danjuma is now heading for North London for talks with Tottenham over a loan move. And they were not the only side who were interested in the 25-year-old.

Leeds showed interest in Danjuma

90min claims that Leeds and Nottingham Forest also made moves to snatch from Danjuma’s grasp. It would obviously appear that he is now most likely to end up signing for Antonio Conte in this window.

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Perhaps it is a disappointment that Leeds have missed out on Danjuma. He has an impressive record for Villarreal, scoring 22 goals in 51 games for the Yellow Submarine.

But perhaps the biggest boost for Leeds is that he is seemingly unlikely to now join Everton.

Of course, times are tough for the Toffees right now. They are without a manager after sacking Frank Lampard. And they find themselves in the relegation zone.

Their next managerial appointment is going to be fascinating to see. But if they get it right, they could obviously get themselves out of trouble this season. And having Danjuma at their disposal would certainly help Lampard’s successor.

Leeds have real depth in the final third after signing Georginio Rutter. Jesse Marsch had the Frenchman, Luis Sinisterra, Patrick Bamford, Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood all on the bench against Brentford. And we still have Crysencio Summerville to come back from injury.

Danjuma would have been another brilliant signing, obviously. But there are bigger areas for concern in the final days of the window.