Leeds United: Clayton exit paves way for signings

Adam Clayton in match action.

Adam Clayton in match action.

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New recruits are imminent at Leeds United with the departure of Adam Clayton expected to pave the way for at least one new signing by the beginning of next week.

The 23-year-old has signed for Championship rivals Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee having been transfer listed by Whites boss Neil Warnock at the end of last term.

But as one player leaves Elland Road another looks set to join with Portsmouth frontman Luke Varney having been confirmed to be in talks with Leeds.

The 29-year-old, former Crewe and Blackpool man, netted six times for Pompey last season and Fratton Park boss Michael Appleton has admitted Varney is holding discussions about a move with the Whites.

David Norris, another Pompey midfielder, is also thought to be on United’s radar, along with West Brom striker Simon Cox and Leicester City right- back Lee Peltier.

Leeds also remain linked with QPR keeper Paddy Kenny but a move for the shotstopper is likely to happen if, as expected, Andy Lonergan departs with Bolton Wanderers leading the chase for his services.

Another reported Whites target – Coventry City defender Richard Keogh – is thought to be on his way to Cardiff City.

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