Aston Villa leading race for former Leeds United target as Chelsea eye winger, Gareth Southgate's Patrick Bamford admission - key headlines

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Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 9:10 am
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa watches on at Elland Road. Pic: Getty

Latest Premier League transfer rumours

Aston Villa are rumoured to have opened talks with Norwich City over a move for their star man and former Leeds United target Emi Buendia, who could cost upwards of £40m. They're looking to beat Arsenal to the Argentine ace, who scored 15 Championship goals this season. (Various)

Chelsea could be willing to sell 20-year-old English midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi, with Borussia Dortmund a potential destination. Dortmund may also consider Leeds United's Brazilian forward Raphinha, 24. (Eurosport)

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Tottenham and Everton are keen on signing Crystal Palace's Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 28, for £40m. (Goal)

Arsenal's Brazil forward Willian, 32, is keen on a return to Chelsea - less than 12 months after ending a seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge. (Sky Sports)

Roma are interested in signing 24-year-old English winger Demarai Gray, who joined Bayer Leverkusen in January and has a buy-out clause of 2m euros (£1.73m). (Roma Press, via Sky Germany)

You can read all of Wednesday's transfer rumours here

Gareth Southgate on Kalvin Phillips' shoulder injury

Gareth Southgate says Kalvin Phillips' shoulder injury played a role in a changing of plans for England.

"Kalvin Phillips was injured [in the] 93rd minute on Sunday, we'll know more about that and it's severity and possible timelines in the next few days," Southgate told the media.

"He [and injured Manchester United defender Harry Maguire] are part of the reason why we've done this [naming a provisional 33-man England squad]."

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England boss on Patrick Bamford's Euros absence

England boss Gareth Southgate has again praised Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford but says he saw no reason to change his forward options for the European Championships.

"I think we've probably looked at the squad in March, the basis of this squad we had in March and we were very pleased," said Southgate.

"The forwards we've selected were with us in March. There's Danny [Ings] and Patrick Bamford who have had very good seasons - I've said that before.

"But we didn't see any reason to change those positions from the players that did well for us in the games, the three qualifiers we won in March."

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A lovely Elland Road story to warm the heart

A Leeds United fan who waited outside Elland Road for three hours in the pouring rain to try and get the signature of his hero Gaetano Berardi was left astonished after being invited into the player awards by owner Andrea Radrizzani.

You can read the full story here

Leeds United duo nominated for monthly awards

Head coach Marcelo Bielsa has been nominated for May's Manager of the Month award while Rodrigo is a nominee for the Player of the Month award.

Vote for Marcelo here and vote for Rodrigo here