Leeds United 'target' double starlet defender deal - but face competition from Liverpool and Norwich
The January transfer window is now well underway – but which deals are Leeds United and their rivals targeting?
Leeds United return to Premier League action against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday at Elland Road.
But there’s also plenty transfer talk ahead of an interesting transfer window for many clubs in the Premier League and EFL.
Marcelo Bielsa and co have three weeks to finalise any potential winter business with the deadline set at 11pm on February 1.
However, Bielsa’s contentment and Victor Orta’s dislike for the January market and its narrow field of options mean this month will be a quiet one for the Whites.
Indeed, there aren’t that many players who can be obtained for value and currently carry sufficient fitness to play Bielsaball before the season is all but done.
But Leeds have been linked with a move for Edar Pulgar amongst others in recent weeks, with Corriere dello Sport claiming that he is being considered by Premier League clubs.
So what’s the latest gossip surrounding Leeds United and their top-flight rivals?
As always, we’re sharing the latest rumours from around the Premier League – so scroll down to see the latest news and talk from around the internet:
Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe will turn down interest from Newcastle United and Crystal Palace to stay with his current club. (France Football)
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering bringing former manager Avram Grant back to Stamford Bridge to assist boss Frank Lampard. (Sky Sports)
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly - heavily linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United - would only be sold in the January transfer window if a team offered £100m for the 29-year-old Senegal international. (Talksport)
Tottenham, Sheffield United, Rangers and Celtic are all interested in signing Wigan's 19-year-old striker Kyle Joseph. (Mirror)
Newcastle United's takeover dispute with the Premier League is to be resolved in a ‘timely manner’ - according to the league chief executive Richard Masters. (Various)
Leeds United are among clubs interested in Fredrik Andre Bjorkan. However, the Whites could face stiff competition from Newcastle United and Norwich City (La Republic)
Liverpool want to sign Loic Bade from Lens but face competition from Leeds United. The 20-year-old has been impressive in the heart of the Lens defence this season, ranking third in the division for aerial duels won per 90. (Foot Mercato/Le10Sport)
Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma would prefer to join Arsenal ahead of any other Premier League club with Manchester United also showing an interest. (Football.London)
Aston Villa defender Frederic Guilbert has rejected a move to Istanbul Basaksehir. The right-back would prefer to remain closer to home even though Smith is keen for him to secure a temporary January move. (Football Insider)
Jay-Roy Grot could reportedly leave Leeds before his contract expires at the end of the season. The Whites outcast may be allowed to leave Leeds this month if the club agrees to terminate his contract six months early. (Sports Witness)
Wolves will not pursue Nuno Espirito Santo's interest in Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud and Liverpool and Belgium forward Divock Origi. (Mirror)