Leeds United keen on Ivory Coast star as Whites battle Newcastle United and Norwich City for young full-back
We’re into day 12 of the January transfer window as speculation surrounding Leeds United and their Premier League rivals ramps up.
The Whites have already moved to loan Jordan Stevens to Bradford City, with Ryan Edmondson set to follow in his footsteps.
Away from the temporary outgoings, Leeds are also being heavily linked with new arrivals, despite the expectation that’ll be a quiet one on that front.
But if Marcelo Bielsa and co are to recruit - and offload - then they have until 11pm on Monday, February 1 to finalise their business.
As always, we’re sharing the latest news and rumours from around the web – so scroll down to see our latest gossip column:
Leeds United are credited with interest in Fiorentina forward Christian Kouame, who almost joined Crystal Palace last year. (La Nazione via Sport Witness)
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds are also being linked with Norwegian left-back Fredrik Andre Bjorkan along with Newcastle and Norwich. (La Repubblica vis Sport Witness)
Newcastle United are readying an offer to sign Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy, though Celtic, Burnley, Sheffield United and West Brom are also keen. (90min)
Brighton & Hove Albion have agreed a deal with Independiente del Valle’s Ecuadorian star Moises Caicedo, while Newcastle saw an offer rejected. (TalkSPORT)
Caicedo,19, will sign for a transfer worth €5.5million (£4.95m) and likely join Union Saint-Gilloise on loan. (Duncan Castles - Transfer Window Podcast)
Arsenal are exploring the possibility of signing Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, though will likely wait until the summer. (Football.London)
Steven N'Zonzi could have his loan spell at Rennes cut short as Arsenal and Everton show interest in the Roma midfielder. (FootMercato)
Sheffield United have turned down a bid from AC Milan for young midfielder Ismaila Coulibaly. (Het Laatste Nieuws)
Stoke City are set to beat West Brom to the signing of Blades left-back Rhys Norrington-Davies, with a deal set to be finalised in the coming days. (Football Insider)
Burnley are plotting a January move for Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny as Sean Dyche attempts to sign a right-back this month. (Football Insider)