Warnock cools Maynard talk

  • Last Updated: July 25 2012, 11:32 BST

Leeds boss Neil Warnock has played down talk linking him with a summer move for Nicky Maynard - but admitted the striker is of the sort of calibre of player he is looking for.

Nicky Maynard: Linked with Leeds

Maynard moved to Upton Park for a fee of around £2million in January and has two years of his contract left to run.

But he made just nine starts in the closing stages of their promotion-winning Championship campaign and his chances look further limited in the top flight.

"We've mentioned probably 30 people like that and I've not made contact with the club myself," Warnock told the Yorkshire Post.

"But I'm not saying he hasn't been mentioned because there are 20 or 30 players we've asked about, talking to Premier League managers and staff.

"We've not even considered making an offer for him. We've just been asking people what the availability of that type of player is."