Leeds United transfer gossip: Whites draw up three-man transfer wish-list as Elland Road player closes in on exit

Leeds United continue to hunt for a new goalkeeper.

Friday, 16th July 2021, 10:01 am
Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United. (Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images)

Yesterday we brought you the news that Leeds United were plotting a move for Levante stopper Daniel Cardenas as they continue to seek a replacement for Kiko Casilla.

The veteran Spaniard has returned to his home country to join up with La Liga outfit Elche, and writing on his social media pages earlier in the week, he said: "It is not easy for me to take this difficult decision for this season.

"This club and supporters made me feel something different, just amazing.

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Newcastle United believe they’re close to finalising a deal that would see Joe Willock return to St James’ Park. (Telegraph) (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

"We had hard moments and at the same time we had unforgettable moments too but we were always together, feeling the support from our people. This makes us different.

"We never surrendered and it was a dream for me to promote to the Premier League with Leeds United.”

His absence now means that the Whites need cover and competition for number one Illan Meslier, and further reports from earlier in the week suggest that they could also turn their attention to 20-year-old Norwegian Kristoffer Klaesson.

The youngster currently plays for Valerenga in his home country, and it is understood that Leeds were readying a bid of around £1 million to lure him to England.

Newcastle United are eyeing up a move for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher as Steve Bruce eyes reinforcements. (Telegraph) (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The player himself seems pretty nonchalant about the whole thing though.

He told Norway’s Nettavisen: “To be honest with you, I have not heard anything about interested clubs.”

Another day has brought another fresh batch of transfer speculation, and we’ve gathered the best of the Premier League’s hottest gossip for you below…

Brighton and Hove Albion now face competition from Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma side for Getafe defender Marc Cucurella. (The Athletic) (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Young goalkeeper Carl Rushworth has joined Walsall on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion. (Official club website) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Southampton and Burnley have registered their interest in Leeds United target Neco Williams, who Liverpool are prepared to sell this summer. (The Athletic) (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
West Ham have had discussions over a move for Dynamo Kyiv goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan. (Evening Standard) (Photo by Petr Josek - Pool/Getty Images)
Leeds have drawn up a three-man shortlist of Kristoffer Klaesson, Freddie Woodman and Dani Cardenas as they search for a replacement for goalkeeper Kiko Casilla. Reports they have offered £10m for Woodman are also believed to be wide of the mark. (Yorkshire Evening Post) (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Bournemouth are in advanced talks to sign Leeds United defender Leif Davis. The Championship outfit are working on a season-long loan deal for the left-back. (Football Insider) (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Leeds United seem to have somewhat given up on signing Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez. According to reports, the midfielder ‘seemed headed for Leeds’, but the Premier League side ‘appear to have let go’ of the signing, who was a Bielsa request. Inter Milan will now have a shot at his transfer. (Calcio Mercato) (Photo by Miguel Schincariol/Getty Images)