Marcelo Bielsa has made it as clear as he can that he doesn’t blame Leeds United’s current struggles on the size of the club’s squad.

He clearly doesn’t want to get into any public disagreement with the Whites over transfer strategy, and instead insists all the responsibility for the season so far is on him.

Leeds currently find themselves in 17th position, having scored 12 goals across all Premier League matches so far. That’s less than a goal a game and less then two of the three teams below them.

Therefore, it’s no surprise to see the club linked with strikers. FC Basel’s Arthur Cabral has popped up as an intriguing option this month, and now Mariano Diaz is getting a mention.

Spain’s Fichajes say Bielsa ‘demands’ a striker, with Diaz pushed forward.

Diaz has been reluctant to leave Real Madrid since returning to the club from Lyon, yet there’s a chance the 28-year-old could now be considering his options, having only had one appearance under Carlo Ancelotti this season.

The Spanish media have long been of the opinion that Mariano Diaz could suit the Premier League well, despite him not seeming very up for the challenge.

He’s one option, yet Cabral looks more enticing right now.