Leeds United complete Champions League scouting mission and reportedly eye former loanee

Leeds United are putting the finishing touches to their preparations ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash against Watford at Elland Road - and here are the latest key Whites headlines all in one place.

Friday, 1st October 2021, 8:47 am
Updated Friday, 1st October 2021, 8:48 am

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Leeds complete Champions League scouting mission and reportedly eye former loanee

Scouts from Leeds United were in attendance at the Champions League clash between Benfica and Barcelona on Wednesday night. Representatives from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Leicester, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were also in attendance. (Melissa Reddy).

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MISSION: Leeds United were among the clubs to have scouting representation at Tuesday's Champions League clash between Benfica and Barcelona in Lisbon, above, in which the Spanish giants fell to a 3-0 defeat. Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images.

Leeds, Aston Villa and Brentford are reportedly eyeing a move for Arsenal starlet Eddie Nketiah, who has plans to leave his club in January in search of regular game time. (Ekrem Konur).

Read all of the latest Leeds United and Premier League transfer rumours at our round up piece HERE

Marcelo Bielsa's pre-Watford press conference

Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa held a lengthy pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's clash against Watford at Elland Road over Thursday lunchtime.

Read everything that Bielsa had to say HERE

Bielsa makes prediction about future of Kalvin Phillips

United's head coach faced three separate questions about England international star Kalvin Phillips as paper talk continues to credit Manchester United with having an interest in the Leeds midfielder.

Read what Bielsa had to say about the Yorkshire Pirlo HERE

The latest Whites team news

Marcelo Bielsa will have Diego Llorente available for Saturday's Elland Road clash with Watford but Patrick Bamford will miss out and Luke Ayling requires minor surgery.

Read the latest on the Whites injury front HERE

Phillips in latest England squad as Gareth Southgate explains Patrick Bamford omission

England boss Gareth Southgate says he was monitoring Patrick Bamford's form and his injury status as he mulled over his selection decisions for October's squad which includes Whites star Phillips.

Read what Southgate had to say HERE

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