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Leeds United consider formal offer for summer target, Whites 'quietly hopeful' over player agreement

It was an extremely quiet end to the January transfer window for Leeds United with Victor Orta’s focus sorely on the summer.

The Whites witnessed three departures on deadline day, though none of any real significance as Jay Roy-Grot and Conor O'Shaughnessy left permanently, while Rafa Mujica moved to Las Palmas on loan.

Mujica, who swapped Real Oviedo for his former club, joined Jordan Stevens, Robbie Gotts and Ryan Edmondson in the players temporarily furthering their development away from Thorp Arch.

And while Leeds came nowhere near to strengthening their first-team squad – ultimately because they didn’t need or want to – the YEP understands Orta was still a very busy man.

Orta has targets lined up and has been speaking to agents and clubs to lay the groundwork in order to hit the ground running when the next window opens.

And according to The Athletic, one of those players on Orta’s radar is Brest left-back Romain Perraud.

The 23-year-old was linked with a move to Elland Road last week but it is believed Leeds’ interest is genuine and will consider a formal offer when the season finishes.

Another area Orta is reportedly looking to strengthen is Marcelo Bielsa’s midfield, ideally sourcing a back up to Kalvin Phillips, plus other players who may be able to take the pressure of Mateusz Klich.

There is also a line regarding the future of Gjanni Alioski, who is out-of-contract this summer and reports in Turkey have already highlighted Galatasaray’s interest.

Bielsa wants the North Macedonian to stay – as reported by the YEP – which comes as no surprise given the integral part the 28-year-old has played since the Argentine arrived in West Yorkshire.

The Athletic adds that the Whites are “quietly hopeful” Alioski will stay and he is open to staying if the demands are right.

Meanwhile, there is plenty of fallout happening from deadline day in the Premier League concerning Leeds’ rivals: