Leeds United ‘offered’ fresh Cody Gakpo opportunity as Jean-Kevin Augustin update emerges

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All the latest Leeds United transfer news and rumours ahead of the Whites’ clash with Crystal Palace this weekend.

Leeds United return to action this weekend when they face Crystal Palace away from home.

The Whites have enjoyed a steady start to the season so far, adding another point to their total after holding on for a draw with 10 men against Aston Villa last time out.

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Jesse Marsch will want more wins in a bid to create more separation from the relegation zone, but there is plenty to be optimistic about so far.

Next up, Leeds take on Palace in London, and the Whites face a tricky test, but in the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Elland Road.

Gakpo chance

Leeds could get another shot at signing Cody Gakpo in the winter window.

The Whites pushed to sign the Dutchman until the very end of the summer window, but they couldn’t get the deal over the line.

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According to a fresh report from Voetbal International, relayed by Soccer News, Leeds could make a fresh approach, with PSV needing to raise funds amid financial issues.

It’s added that Ibrahim Sangare could be sold instead, but PSV are said to need to sell at least one of the two by July to meet financial obligations.

That could give Leeds fresh hope, but the likes of Manchester United are also being linked.

Augustin latest

The latest situation over The International Court of Arbitration for Sport case involving Leeds and Jean-Kevin Augustin has been explained.

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Financial expert Kieran Maguire told Footballl Insider: “It’s certainly in Leeds’ interest if they are willing to defer and delay the outcome of the Jean-Kevin Augustin case.

“The upside is that they could save them the best part of £20m if Uefa agrees that the transfer had not taken place due to the unusual determination of the end of the season as a result of Covid.

“The downside is that they will have to pay an interest penalty should they lose the case.

“But you only have to compare the magnitude of the two numbers to see that Leeds will be focusing on being successful because it’s going to save them almost 20 times as much money if they win the case.”

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