Leeds United key headlines - Whites linked with Lille star, Angus Kinnear issues Elland Road warning

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

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 9:13 am
Leeds United celebrate at Elland Road. Pic: Getty

Wednesday's headline transfer rumours

Leeds United, Leicester City and Newcastle are all said to be keen on Lille's star midfielder Boubakary Soumare, with the Foxes readying a £21m bid. Newcastle had a £35m deal agreed last year, only for the player to turn them down. (Daily Mail)

Roma have joined the race to sign Brighton's English defender Ben White, 23, on the instruction of incoming boss Jose Mourinho. (The Sun)

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Arsenal are considering a move for French striker Moussa Dembele. The 24-year-old is on loan at Atletico Madrid from Lyon. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are to offer manager Thomas Tuchel a new three-year deal at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

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

Angus Kinnear warns fans over Elland Road return

Elland Road will be 'well below' 25 per cent of its capacity for Leeds United's final game of the season against West Brom, says Whites CEO Angus Kinnear.

Kinnear has warned fans not to expect an Elland Road experience as they remember it.

"Our final fixture against West Bromwich Albion should see us welcome a small number of home supporters and be the first step on what is planned to be a short path back to normality," said Kinnear, before the Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed crowds would return to grounds from mid May.

"I know we have all missed the camaraderie and exhilaration of the fortnightly pilgrimage to LS11, but nobody has missed it more than the players and there is a sense of excitement in the dressing room around what we might be able to achieve next season when Premier League opposition have to contend with the Elland Road cauldron for the first time.

"However, supporters should recognise that the West Brom matchday will be a poor imitation of the experience we all love. With a 'red zone' in operation in the West Stand for the players and officials, available capacity will be well below the 25 per cent target.

"Supporters who do attend will then be subjected to a regime of questionnaires, tests and scans which mercifully falls just short of a full body cavity search."

Read the full story on what Kinnear had to say HERE

Dom Matteo pen's latest YEP column

I was back at Elland Road recently to meet Angus Kinnear for a chat about where I'm at, how I'm getting on with stuff and how Leeds United have done this season.

We covered everything from when I played for Leeds to where the club is now, writes Dominic Matteo for the YEP.

Read the full column HERE on a very open and honest look at how Leeds helped save his life

Familiar face takes charge for Burnley

Leeds United's visit to Burnley will be refereed by Graham Scott, who took charge of the Whites' April clash with Sheffield United (remember that George Baldock challenge?).

Read our full ref watch HERE on this weekend's match officials

Gjanni Alioski grateful to Leeds United with future undecided

Gjanni Alioski will forever be grateful to Leeds United for changing his life.

"I always tell people: Leeds United changed my life," Alioski told FIFA.com of his time with the club.

"As a football player, yes, but also as a person. I’m calmer, more experienced and more mature now, and that’s thanks to what I’ve learned here.

Read the full story and interview HERE