Leeds United in chase for sought-after Serie A midfielder, Patrick Bamford dedicates Elland Road achievement - key headlines

Leeds United are continuing their preparations for a final Premier League game of the season against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 8:46 am
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. Pic: Getty

Missed any of the latest Elland Road headlines? The YEP has you covered in our daily round up of all things Whites from LS11. Here is what you need to know for Thursday:

Latest Premier League transfer rumours

Leeds United and West Ham will reportedly come up against Inter Milan, Roma and Napoli in the hunt for £30m-rated Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez's signature this summer. The 25-year-old from Uruguay has a contract with the Serie A side until 2024. (Corriere dello Sport)

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Manchester United could make a move for Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, 28, in the summer to strengthen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's attack. (Telegraph)

Manchester City are interested in signing Harry Kane and plan to hold talks about signing him from Tottenham Hotspur. (Guardian)

Check out all of Thursday's transfer rumours here

Patrick Bamford dedicates Whites achievement

This one is for you. That’s the message from striker Patrick Bamford who says Leeds United’s Premier League top-half finish is for all those who have suffered at the club over the last 16 years.

“It’s fantastic,” said Bamford, assessing United’s 10th-place finish to LUTV.

“For the club as a whole, for everyone, the management, the staff, everyone who works behind the scenes, the kitchen staff at the training ground and everyone, they have been at the club for 16 years.

“Some of us players have been here for two or three years so we don’t really know what it’s like. But everyone at the club suffered and this one is for them and they deserve it. They have stuck with us through the hard times as well.”

Check out the full feature here

Where can Leeds finish this season?

We've done the calculations after last night's Premier League action from across the grounds.

Europe looks just out of reach but a 'best of the rest' would be some achievement.

Check out the full permutations here

Graham Smyth's weekly Inside Elland Road column

For a club that wanted to walk before it could run, Leeds United look suspiciously close to breaking into a light jog.

If their Premier League season was supposed to be a walking race they would be in genuine danger of disqualification with a game to go.

Check out the full column here from the YEP chief writer