Leeds United transfer news and headlines - as it happened: Pablo Hernandez linked with Spanish club, midfield name 'emerges' as Tyler Roberts reflects
Leeds United are set for a very busy summer both on and off the field - we'll have all the news as it happens on our daily live blog below throughout Thursday.
Yesterday the summer transfer window officially opens, while at international level teams continue to prepare for the delayed Euros.
Leeds are enjoying a quiet start to the break but will be hoping to dip their toes into the market sooner rather than later.
We know Victor Orta is eyeing up the acquisition of a left-back while fans who voted in the YEP end of season survey also want to see a central midfielder arrive to boost Marcelo Bielsa's options.
Keep up to date with all the day's key news and headlines below from LS11 and the Premier League as they happen:
Leeds United news and headlines - LIVE (June 10)
Last updated: Thursday, 10 June, 2021, 15:38
- All the latest Elland Road news as it happens throughout Thursday
Welcome to today’s live blog... let’s get going with this morning’s early roundup.
Latest rumours - Pablo linked with move, midfield ‘target’ emerges
Leeds United are keen on signing Fulham’s 26-year-old English midfielder Harrison Reed in the summer. (Mail)
Spanish midfielder Pablo Hernandez, 36, could join Spanish second division side FC Cartagena after leaving Leeds. (Marca)
Arsenal have joined Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United in wanting to sign Brighton and England defender Ben White, 23. (Mirror)
Southampton are close to finalising a deal for Brest’s 23-year-old French left-back Romain Perraud - who has previously been linked with Leeds - but an unnamed club may yet hijack the move. (Express)
Chelsea want to sign Inter Milan and Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi. The 22-year-old has been subject of a bid from Paris St-Germain. (Times)
Barcelona are weighing up a move for Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling, 26, who is seen as an ideal replacement for Dembele if he does not renew his contract. (Sport)
Former Liverpool and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is a serious contender for the vacant Everton job. (Mail)
Tyler Roberts reveals new deal delight
Wales striker Tyler Roberts has signed a new deal to keep him at Leeds United until 2024 - in case you missed the big announcement yesterday.
“I’m extremely happy to be signing,” said the 22-year-old.
“It’s a club I have a lot of love for and a lot of passion for, I’m just happy to get it done and know that my future is here.
“It’s been great to know the club and the manager especially has that faith in me to see my future here. I’m excited. It’s been a good few years and we’ve done some amazing things but now it’s time for more exciting things, pushing on and keep improving.”
Premier League ‘big six’ officially punished... so they say
A financial settlement worth a combined £22million has been reached between England’s six Super League rebel clubs and the Premier League, it was announced last night.
A statement from the Premier League said: “The six clubs involved in proposals to form a European Super League have today acknowledged once again that their actions were a mistake, and have reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of the English game.
“They have wholeheartedly apologised to their fans, fellow clubs, the Premier League and The FA.
“As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22million which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programmes.
“Furthermore, the clubs have agreed to support rule changes so that any similar actions in the future would lead to a 30-point deduction. Each of the six clubs, in that event, would also be subject to an additional £25 million fine.
“The Premier League and The FA have worked closely together throughout this process and this agreement brings both investigations into the matter to a conclusion.”
Pablo Hernandez linked with FC Cartagena
Pablo Hernandez’s next move will be kept a close eye on by Leeds United fans.
The 36-year-old departed Elland Road this summer after a five-year stay and leaves West Yorkshire a club legend.
He has been linked with a move to FC Cartagena in today’s Marca edition.
He kept very coy in his potential next move recently, saying: “My last game with Leeds was like a farewell. Next season I will look for other interesting options.”
Hernandez has been linked with a move back to boyhood club Castellon - a team he is a shareholder of - while Cartagena in the Spanish Segunda Division are also now reported to be an option.