Leeds United key headlines - Whites keeping tabs on Arsenal man, Marcelo Bielsa's message to star, Patrick Bamford contract latest

The Yorkshire Evening Post round up all the latest Leeds United headlines in one place for Tuesday - missed any of the news from Elland Road? We've got you covered.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 8:27 am
Leeds United celebrate against Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road. Pic: Getty

Tuesday's headline transfer rumours

Everton are one of the teams considering a summer move for Ainsley Maitland-Niles. They are battling Leeds and a couple of other Premier League rivals for the Arsenal man. (Daily Mail)

West Ham's financial uncertainty means they may not be able to turn 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard's loan from Manchester United into a permanent deal. (Mail)

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Chris Wilder is on a shortlist of potential new managers at West Bromwich Albion if Sam Allardyce leaves after their relegation from the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

Read all of the latest transfer chatter in our morning round up HERE

Marcelo Bielsa lays down challenge to Rodrigo

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa wants everyone at Leeds United to help unlock the 'richness' of club record signing Rodrigo after his goal against Tottenham.

“Rodrigo is a vital player for us,” he said. “The obligation of all of us who are part of this group is to manage to get him to be able to do everything he’s capable of doing.

“After the time he spent without playing, he played half an hour against Brighton, 45 minutes with the Under-23s and he came on in the game today. After each appearance he’s played better than he had in the previous game.

“It’s important we manage to see the richness he has, football wise. He’s a player who has solutions to the problems of the game without anyone indicating them to him.”

Read the full story on Bielsa's message HERE

Leeds United fans given green light for Elland Road return

Leeds United fans will definitely return to Elland Road at a reduced capacity for the final day of the Premier League season.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed officially on Monday afternoon that sporting venues across England will be able to welcome back spectators from May 17 at a reduced capacity amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UK Government will proceed with its plan to take the third step in its coronavirus recovery road map, which was first set out on February 22.

“We’ll unlock the turnstiles of our sports stadia subject to capacity limits,” Johnson said in his opening speech as he detailed the further easing of lockdown in England.

Read the full story on fans returning to Elland Road HERE on the final day

Whites confident over Patrick Bamford contract

Leeds United are confident of finalising Patrick Bamford's long-term future at the end of the season.

Bamford is one of a number of first team players for whom contract extensions are expected to be agreed and confirmed in the summer, when Marcelo Bielsa's future will top the agenda.

Read the full story HERE on the latest on the contract front