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Leeds United transfer news: Bielsa plots cut-price swoop for £21.5m ace, Major update in contract talks

Leeds United play their penultimate game of the Premier League season against Southampton on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 8:59 am

While Marcelo Bielsa’s men will be hoping to take another step towards a top half finish, the Saints are currently 14th in the table, and will probably want to forget about a fairly poor campaign as soon as they possibly can.

One of the main concerns that was raised by many onlookers ahead of Leeds’ promotion back to the Premier League was the fact that Bielsa’s rigorous training methods could lead to burnout among his players, but that has been far from the case, and the Argentine addressed the matter in a press conference this week.

He said: "Three years working with a stable group is an advantage, and to have been able to have been part of a long Championship also helps.

“Now that you have asked me about it I want to give recognition to Benoit Delaval who is the fitness coach and all the group who is being led by Rob Price who is in charge of medical staff and recovery of the players.

"Those two structures that are very developed in the club, these things are linked to the physical activity of the players, the loads and the health, they have done a very valuable job.

"They are professionals who are very up to date and very capable. And them being able to take advantage of a good disposition of the players to be able to do such good things."

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

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