Leeds United transfer news and headlines recap: Whites linked with Wolves man again, Angus Kinnear on Marcelo Bielsa

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Thursday, 17th June 2021, 6:16 pm
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. Pic: Getty

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The Whites are working away at identifying their transfer targets this summer as each day we edge closer to pre-season.

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Leeds United news and key headlines - June 17

Last updated: Thursday, 17 June, 2021, 12:33

  • All the latest news from Elland Road as it happens

Let’s start with today’s rumours - Wolves man linked

Latest Premier League transfer rumours

Leeds United are willing to break their transfer record to sign Wolves wide man Adama Traore this summer. A £40 million bid could be enough to secure his services. (Eurosport)

Brighton have rejected a £40m bid from Arsenal for 23-year-old England defender Ben White. The centre-back made 36 Premier League appearances for Brighton last season and earned England call-up in May. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have backed out of a move for Norway international Martin Odegaard, 22, with the midfielder determined to stay at Real Madrid after spending the second half of last season on loan at the Emirates. (AS)

Leicester and England midfielder James Maddison has emerged as Arsenal’s top transfer target this summer but a bid of £70m for the 24-year-old has been turned down by the Foxes. (Express)

Former Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay, 27, who is out of contract at Lyon, looks set for a move to Barcelona and a reunion with Dutch compatriot Ronald Koeman. (Sun)

France winger Kingsley Coman, 25, wants a move to the Premier League after turning down a new contract at Bayern Munich. (Sky Sports)

Inter Milan are set to rival Everton in the race to sign Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, 25, from PSV Eindhoven. (Voetbal International)

Angus Kinnear discusses Marcelo Bielsa latest

Angus Kinnear has provided an update on head coach Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United future and hailed the Argentinian’s dedication and diligence over the summer.

Asked for the latest on Bielsa’s contract situation, Kinnear told BBC Radio Leeds: “We are all really confident. Marcelo decided not to return back to Argentina this summer.

“Some of his coaching staff have but he wanted to stay at Elland Road, he wanted to prepare, he wanted to work with Victor (Orta) and I on the transfer window and much to our training ground directors’ delight, he wanted to stay to oversee the training ground work taking place.

“So I have no doubt as to his commitment and as normal with Marcelo I think putting pen to paper he sees as an irrelevance.

“It’s really emotionally and psychologically where he is and he is certainly very much with Leeds United for next season.”

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