Leeds United face fresh competition for £25m-rated star, Huddersfield Town target discusses future

Leeds United endured a frustrating evening in east London last night, as a quickfire first-half brace of goals from West Ham United saw the Whites fall to a 2-0 defeat, despite dominating possession for much of the ninety minutes.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 9:17 am
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Speaking after the game, Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa admitted his frustrations with the result, and claimed: “We had the initial 15 minutes in the first half, which was the best we played in the game.

“We defended well and we attacked well. In the final 30 minutes of the first half we stopped defending well and it’s difficult to attack when you don’t defend well.

“I think in the second half we defended and attacked well the whole half. Between the first half and the second half we had 60 minutes of good football.”

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Norwich City are looking to bring in Spurs midfielder Oliver Skipp back to the club next season, if they're able to secure promotion. He's played in every single league game for the table-topping Canaries so far this campaign. (Football Insider)

Meanwhile, down in the Championship, the relegation battle looks set to involve Yorkshire sides Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town. In stark contrast, Barnsley are making a stunning bid for the play-off places, and currently sit in sixth place with a game in hand over Bournemouth in seventh.

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Leeds United Huddersfield Town and a number of other clubs from Yorkshire and beyond, as the fall-out and reaction from the weekend's action continues:

Celtic look like they could be set to beat Barnsley to sign the signing of Wigan Athletic's Kyle Joseph, with reports suggesting they've made a pre-contract offer. Barnsley are believed to have seen a £500k bid turned down in January. (Football Insider)
Nottingham Forest midfielder Fouad Bachirou is believed to be on Norwegian side Rosenborg's radar. He signed for the club last summer, but has barely featured for the side due to injury problems. (The Athletic)
Watford ace Tom Dele-Bashiru has revealed he could return before the end of the season, as he steps up his recovery from surgery on an ACL injury, and admitted breaking back into their in-form midfield could prove a tough test. (Club website)
Derby County and Swansea City both look set to miss out on Monaco winger Samuel Grandsir, as MLS side LA Galaxy close in on the 24-year-old. He reignited his career with a strong loan spell at Brest last season. (GFFN)
The EFL have revealed that the 2021/22 Championship season will commence on August 6th. The second-tier's play-off Finals will be held at Wembley Stadium over the course of the last weekend in May. (BBC Sport)
Millwall have received a boost ahead of the Championship's run-in, with defender Murray Wallace set to return from injury ahead of schedule. He's been out since the turn of the year with a broken foot. (London News Online)
Luton Town could land transfer target Scott Twine for nothing this summer, as he's yet to extend his Swindon contract ahead of its expiration at the end of the season. Reading, QPR and Bournemouth are also keen. (The 72)
Newcastle United could make an audacious move for Norwich City's Todd Cantwell this summer, should they avoid relegation. Leeds United are keen on the player, but were previously put off by the reported £25m asking price. (Football League World)
Wolves defender Dion Sanderson has revealed he's taking no notice of transfer speculation, and is looking to enjoy his football on loan with Sunderland. He's been linked with Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield in recent times. (Sunderland Echo)