Leeds United appear to be ready to admit defeat in their efforts to land Ireland international Aiden McGeady on loan as the winger holds out for a Premier League club.

Leeds manager Steve Evans has made no secret of his desire to bring McGeady to Elland Road as the Everton midfielder looks for more playing time with the European Championships looming.

Leeds, along with Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with a loan move for the 29-year-old but McGeady looks more likely to move to another Premier League.

Evans confirmed that he is interested in McGeady and told the Mirror: "Aiden McGeady can definitely play either side but speaking to his representatives, he may have Premier League interest.

"I do like McGeady but there has been no further chat with him in the last 10 days."

However, if that Premier League move does not materialise, Evans believes Leeds would be the midfielder's preferred Championship destination.

"But if he were to consider a Championship club then Leeds must be at the front of that thought process - we're the biggest, most outstanding club in the league.

"That doesn't mean we're top of the league but we're the big club that players look at."