Leeds transfer rumours: Whites set to battle Liverpool for defender, Winger in demand

We’re almost halfway through the January transfer window, and the rumour mill is really starting to pick up some pace.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 8:00 pm
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From Leeds United’s perspective, there has been plenty of speculation, but little in the way of concrete movement thus far – but if the constant barrage of gossip that has been doing the rounds in recent days is anything to go by, that situation could change at the drop of a hat.

Tuesday has been no different, and the most interesting update involving the Whites today arguably concerns their apparent interest in RC Lens centre-back Loic Bade.

According to Foot Mercato, Marcelo Bielsa is keeping tabs on the defender, but could face competition for his signature from Liverpool and AC Milan.

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Sheffield United have launched a double loan enquiry for Manchester United duo Jesse Lingard and Brandon William. Southampton are said to be leading the race for Williams in particular, however. (Eurosport) (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The report also suggests that a deal is more likely to happen in the summer than this month, but this is still a rumour worth following.

We’ve gathered some of best of the other transfer speculation doing the rounds below:

The Blades are also keen on Wigan Atheltic’s Scotland Under-19 striker Kyle Joseph. Tottenham Hotspur, Celtic, and Rangers are also interested. (David Anderson – The Mirror) (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
Brighton winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has openly stated that he is unhappy with his limited role under Graham Potter. In a recent interview, he said: "I want to play more, that’s clear. I am at the peak of my career and should not be lurking for a place.” (Voetbal International) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Everton will be willing to offload Burnley target on a permanent basis this month. The Clarets have emerged as potential suitors this month, and a fee of around £7 million could be enough to convince the Toffees to sell. (Football Insider) (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Celtic have slashed their asking price for star striker Odsonne Edouard by £15 million. The Hoops had been looking to secure a fee of around £40 million for the Frenchman, but would now settle for £25 million. A number of Premier League clubs, including Leicester City, West Ham, and Newcastle United have been linked with him previously. (Football Insider) (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Wolves have launched a serious offer for Montpellier striker Andy Delort to replace the injured Raul Jimenez. Newcastle United are also tracking the 29-year-old. (La Buteur) (Photo by SYLVAIN THOMAS / AFP)
Dutch outfit ADO Den Haag are keen on signing out-of-favour Leeds United winger Jay-Roy Grot. The continental club cannot sign the 22-year-old on loan this month, however, and will have to wait until his contract expires at the end of the season or an agreement is reached to terminate his deal at Elland Road to secure his services on a permanent basis. (Algemeen Dagblad) (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Leeds United are interested in signing RC Lens centre-back Loic Bade. Liverpool and AC Milan are also said to be keen on the player, but any transfer could be a more plausible possibility in the summer. (Foot Mercato) (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)
Wolves have launched a serious offer for Montpellier striker Andy Delort to replace the injured Raul Jimenez. Newcastle United are also tracking the 29-year-old. (La Buteur) (Photo by ALASTAIR GRANT/AFP via Getty Images)