The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Leeds United amid their proposed takeover – and those who could leave the newly-promoted club.
Confirmed Leeds signings
Illan Meslier – The goalkeeper has completed his permanent move to Leeds from Lorient after signing a three-year contract with the newly-promoted side (July 23).
Jack Harrison – The 23-year-old has returned to Leeds on a season-long loan (August 10).
Joe Gelhardt – The 18-year-old has joined for an undisclosed fee and signed a four-year deal (August 10).
Rodrigo – Leeds have signed Spain international forward Rodrigo from Valencia for a club-record £27m fee (August 29).
Robin Koch – Leeds have secured defender Robin Koch from SC Freiburg on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee, making their second signing in one day (August 29).
The latest players linked with a move to Leeds…
Julian Draxler – Leeds United are trying to persuade Paris Saint-Germain and Germany winger Julian Draxler to join the club (RMC, September 9)
Conor Gallagher – Leeds United have intensified their interest in a loan deal for Chelsea and England U21 midfielder Conor Gallagher (Daily Mail, September 9)
Harry Wilson – Leeds may have to wait until after their opening Premier League clash with Liverpool to sign winger Wilson (Daily Star, September 7); Liverpool have put a £20m valuation on the midfielder amid interest from Leeds (Mirror, August 11); Southampton have joined Leeds and Newcastle in the hunt to sign Liverpool forward Harry Wilson (Daily Mail, August 9); Leeds are eyeing up a £15m move for the Liverpool winger, but face competition from Aston Villa and Newcastle (Sun, August 7).
Josko Gvardiol – Leeds United are closing on the £17.6m signing of the Dinamo Zagreb centre-back (Mail on Sunday, September 6)
Rodrigo de Paul – Leeds have agreed personal terms with the Udinese forward (Football Insider, September 1); Leeds are interested in signing Udinese’s Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul but have been told any move for the 26-year-old would cost £31m (The Guardian, August 31).
Ben White – White was ‘disappointed’ a move to Leeds collapsed but is fully committed to Brighton after signing a new deal, says his agent Alex Levack (Sky Sports, September 3); White has signed a new four-year contract with Brighton, ending speculation over a return to Leeds (Sky Sports, September 2)
Emiliano Martinez – Marcelo Bielsa is monitoring developments with Arsenal goalkeeper Martinez. The Leeds United manager is a confirmed admirer of his fellow Argentinian who has interest from up to 10 clubs (Mail on Sunday, August 30).
Odsonne Edouard – Celtic are braced for a Premier League bidding war for Odsonne Edouard with Leeds, Leicester, Everton, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace in the hunt for the £30m-rated striker (The Sun, August 28).
Lewis Neilson – Leeds United were among a quartet of Premier League clubs to send scouts to watch Dundee United’s 17-year-old left-back (Dundee Courier, August 26).
Ryan Kent – Ryan Kent has told Steven Gerrard he wants to stay at Rangers. The Ibrox club are bracing themselves for an improved bid from Leeds United (The Sun, August 25); Leeds are poised to step up their pursuit of Rangers midfielder Ryan Kent this week with a £14m bid (Scottish Sun On Sunday, August 23); Rangers have issued a ‘hands off’ warning to Leeds United after the Glasgow side rejected an opening bid for the winger (Daily Mail, August 22).
Lewis Cook – Leeds will have to pay £15m if they are to prise the midfield target away from relegated Bournemouth (Daily Express, August 24).
Divock Origi – Leeds are considering a move for the striker if they fail in their bid to land top target Odsonne Edouard from Celtic (Sunday Mirror, August 23).
Michy Batshuayi – Atalanta and Leeds are both interested in signing the out-of-favour Chelsea striker (Daily Express, August 22).
Florentino Luis – Leeds are interested in Benfica’s Portugal midfielder (Mail, August 16).
Nicolae Stanciu – Leeds United have asked about Slavia Prague forward Stanciu. The 27-year-old Romania international is available for around £7m (Daily Mail, August 9).
Borna Barisic – The Croatian left-back has pledged his loyalty to Rangers and remains intent on trying to stop Celtic winning 10 titles in a row, despite interest from Leeds (Daily Record, August 8)
Said Benrahma – Leeds are among the teams looking at and are prepared to follow up their interest with an offer for the Brentford forward (Daily Telegraph, August 7).
Nicolas Gonzalez – The Premier League newcomers are planning a £20m move for Stuttgart’s 22-year-old Argentina striker (Daily Mirror, August 7).
Cody Drameh – Leeds are one of a number of clubs who want to sign the 19-year-old right back from Fulham this summer (August 6).