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Warnock Hoping to Conclude Diouf Deal

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Leeds manager Neil Warnock is still waiting for an answer from midfielder El-Hadji Diouf over the possibility of him signing a contract at Elland Road.

Diouf has been offered a deal to stay at Elland Road for the 2012/13 season but other teams have spoken to Diouf due to his non-contract clause at Leeds.

United have been discussing a possible deal with Diouf for three weeks and offered him a deal last week. In a change of events, Diouf was then offered an improved deal on Tuesday as other clubs look on and wait on the outcome.

The Yorkshire Evening Post believe that the former Doncaster Rovers, Liverpool and Rangers winger could earn around £5,000 a week during his time at Elland Road.

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iouf was one of the key players in Tuesday's win against Oxford United in the cup and Warnock is anxious to get the deal finalised as soon as possible.

He said:

"It hasn't got to be sorted by tomorrow because he's a non-contract but we want it sorted. With the options he has he can't really leave it much longer either.

"But we haven't got anything else in his position, nothing on the bench at all apart from young Dominic Poleon. We can't rely on an 18-year-old lad. Diouf's fitted in well and he's important to us.

"Finacnially he's been offered a lot more (by other clubs) than we're offering but the pull here is the club itself."