Leeds United linked with Serie A midfielder and Borna Sosa, former Whites striker makes claim as Burnley are hit by injuries

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

Friday, 14th May 2021, 10:03 am
Leeds United celebrate at Elland Road. Pic: Getty

Friday's transfer paper talk

Negotiations for Leeds United target Nahitan Nandez can begin once Cagliari secure their Serie A status. It is understood that there is a “verbal promise of a sale” on the table. Though United will explore several options this summer before making a decision. (Centotrentuno)

Manchester United are understood to be preparing a £68m bid for Atletico Madrid's Spain midfielder Marcos Llorente, with the La Liga side keen to speed up the 26-year-old's contract talks to keep him at the club. (Mirror)

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Leicester City are interested in signing Southampton's English left-back Ryan Bertrand. The 31-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season after seven years with the Saints. (Leicester Mercury)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is thought to be a big fan of Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita, 26, and is keen to add the Guinea international to his squad this summer. (Fichajes via Star)

Italy midfielder Jorginho has played down speculation linking him with a move from Chelsea, with the 29-year-old saying he feels at "home" at the Stamford Bridge club. (Independent)

Leeds United have submitted a £20 million bid for Stuggart left-back Borna Sosa, according to Croatian agent, Franjo Vranjkovic. (BILD)

Read all of Friday's transfer gossip HEREChris Wood salutes Whites ahead of Burnley reunion

Chris Wood is approaching his latest reunion with his former side and has been deeply impressed with Leeds United's Premier League return.

"I think they’ve done absolutely fantastic,” said Wood, who has scored 46 Premier League goals for the Clarets since leaving Leeds.

“They’ve had their great games and their not-so-good games, like everybody else.

"Overall I think they can say they’ve had a positive season.

“To finish in the top half of the Premier League can’t be sniffed at on your first go. I’m sure they’ll be looking to build next season, go again and see where it takes them.”

Read the full story from Wood HEREBurnley hit by injury worries

Burnley boss Sean Dyche will have at least one new injury absentee to contend with in Saturday's clash at home to Leeds United.

Dyche has confirmed that both Robbie Brady (Achilles) and Kevin Long (shin) remain sidelined for Saturday's Premier League clash against the Whites at Turf Moor.

However, defender Phil Bardsley (hernia) will also be out whilst England international keeper Nick Pope (shoulder and knee) and Dale Stephens (ankle) have also had issues ahead of this weekend's fixture.

Read the latest on the Turf Moor injury front HERE