Leeds United rumours: Whites lead hunt for English talent, Eight-figure twist in defender chase

Leeds United will no doubt court plenty of attention in the transfer window this summer.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 7:39 am
Elland Road. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Their credentials as one of the top sides in the country have only been boosted by last season's impressive return to the Premier League, and with Marcelo Bielsa at the helm, many observers inside and outside of the club are of the opinion that the sky is the limit at Elland Road.

But while signing new players will be at the forefront of many people’s attentions, there’s a lot to be said for retaining the services of Bielsa’s current dressing room - just as the Whites have done with Wales international Tyler Roberts.

The attacker has signed a new three-year deal in Yorkshire, and Leeds chief Victor Orta has been quick to praise the move.

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Rafa Benitez has emerged as a potential managerial target for Everton. (Mirror) (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

“We are really pleased to see Tyler commit his future to Leeds United”, he said after Roberts had put pen to paper on a new contract recently.

“Ever since he joined the club, Tyler has grown to become a really influential member of the squad, making over 80 appearances.

“He is also a full Wales international with 14 caps and will be taking part in Euro 2020, which we hope will be a great experience for him.

“Tyler has continued to improve during his time at the club and still at a young age, I believe we have a lot more to see come from him in the future.”

Brighton defender Jan Paul van Hecke is attracting the interest of several clubs in England and Germany this summer. (Fean Online) (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation below...

A host of Premier League clubs have been alerted to the availability Tosin Adarabioyo with a £10 million release clause inserted into his Fulham contract. Newcastle United, Arsenal, and Aston Villa are all keen. (Daily Mail) (Photo by Andy Rain - Pool/Getty Images)
Mat Ryan's proposed move to Arsenal could be hijacked by new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou. (talkSPORT) (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Burnley being linked with a potential move for Derby County winger Kamil Jozwiak this summer. (The Athletic) (Photo by Thomas Eisenhuth/Getty Images)
Tottenham and Everton are pursuing a transfer for Uruguay international forward Diego Rossi this summer. (Telegraph) (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
Leeds United are interested in Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed ahead of next season. (Daily Mail) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester City have no plans to sell Ilkay Gundogan this summer and are happy with his contract situation, despite reports he has delayed talks on a new deal. (Sky Sports) (Photo by Jose Coelho - Pool/Getty Images)
Leeds United’s interest in Ajax left-back Nicolás Tagliafico has been handed a major boost after his £10.3 million price tag emerged. (Various) (Photo by Agustin Marcarian - Pool/Getty Images)