Former striker Luciano Becchio among targets...

Brian McDermott has confirmed that he has made enquiries about bringing former striker Luciano Becchio back to Elland Road and Arsenal’s Serge Gnabry.

The boss said when the loan window re-opened that he would only strengthen his squad by signing “the right calibre of player, who can make us better."

And he revealed that Becchio, who left the club last January after making over 200 appearances, and Arsenal youngster Gnabry, who scored their opening goal at Swansea on Saturday, were two of his targets.

“You'll always have calls for new players. That's how it works,” said the boss.

“I made an enquiry to Chris Hughton regarding Luciano Becchio and he wasn't available. Will it change? Who knows? Things do.

“I made an enquiry for a couple of young players at Arsenal as well - Gnabry who scored their first goal on Saturday was one of them. I wouldn't think they will let him out now.

“It’s a tricky situation because Premier League clubs can’t just go out and loan anyone – they want better players too if they are strengthening - so they don’t want to be left short in their own squads.”