Leeds United bookies favourites for Bundesliga forward, Barry Douglas exclusive interview - key headlines

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Monday, 31st May 2021, 9:04 am
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. Pic: Getty

Monday's Premier League transfer rumours

West Brom are set to demand a ‘staggering’ £20million for in-demand goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. Leeds United, Manchester United, and West Ham are all said to be interested in the stopper. (The Sun)

Leeds United have emerged as the bookies' favourites to land Hertha BSC attacker Matheus Cunha this summer. (SkyBet)

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Chelsea are ready to re-sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku this summer with the Italian club prepared to listen to offers for the 28-year-old Belgian to ease their financial concerns. (Mail)

Thomas Tuchel is close to signing a new contract after leading Chelsea to Champions League glory, with the German to be given a deal until 2023 with the option of a further year. (Guardian)

Tottenham are working on a double appointment of Antonio Conte as manager alongside former Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici as director of football. (Sport Italia, via Express)

Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, says he is flattered by interest from Roma manager Jose Mourinho but is happy at the London club. (Blick, via Goal)

You can read Monday's full rumours round-up here

Barry Douglas exclusive interview

For Barry Douglas and his wife Debbie playing a full part in Leeds United's promotion celebrations came naturally.

The pair were often credited for their role in helping to change the social scene at the club, replacing lads' nights out with a more familial culture, so when the Championship title party was in full swing and when a group of key first-team players took the celebrations to Ibiza, Clan Douglas were right in the midst of it.

This was the second time the left-back had hung a Championship winner's medal around his neck, but unlike his first time round at Wolves when he started 38 of the 46 league games, his role on the pitch at Leeds was not the one he wanted.

Injuries and the form of others meant that Douglas had to be content with six starts and nine appearances as a substitute.

You can read the full interview with the ex Whites full-back here

Tyler Roberts heading to the Euros

Tyler Roberts has become the sixth Leeds United player definitely selected to represent their country at this summer's Euros.

Roberts has been included in Rob Page's Wales squad named on Sunday evening for the tournament which starts on June 11.

The 22-year-old Whites forward follows Mateusz Klich (Poland), Robin Koch (Germany), Gjanni Alioski (North Macedonia), Diego Llorente (Spain) and captain Liam Cooper (Scotland) in being named in their nations' final squads.

You can read the full story here

Where could Leeds United's released players end up?

Leeds United have announced which players will be leaving the club this summer - so where could those departing end up?

The YEP has a run through of who is exiting the Whites and what they can offer.

You can read the full list of departures here