Leeds United transfer news: Championship club reportedly in 'advanced' talks to land Whites defender

The countdown continues in Leeds United's pre-season preparations ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 1:10 pm
COUNTDOWN CONTINUES: To Leeds United's second season back in the Premier League. Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images.
COUNTDOWN CONTINUES: To Leeds United's second season back in the Premier League. Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images.

The Whites will start their second season back amongst the country's elite with the trip to arch rivals Manchester United on Saturday, August 14.

Leeds will take in their first pre-season friendly away at Guiseley on Tuesday, July 27.

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Leeds United transfer news LIVE - July 15

Last updated: Friday, 16 July, 2021, 13:35

  • Transfer window closes at 11pm on Tuesday, August 31

Whites face competition in Norwegian goalkeeper chase

Leeds United have made an approach for 20-year-old Valerenga 'keeper Kristoffer Klaesson but face competition from an unnamed Premier League rival and a La Liga side for the Norway under-21s stopper's services, according to the Daily Mirror. United's search for a replacement for the outgoing Kiko Casilla has been narrowed to three candidates, namely Klaesson, Levante stopper Dani Cárdenas and Newcastle United custodian Freddie Woodman.

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Whites eyeing Casilla replacement

Leeds United have made approaches for a trio of goalkeepers this summer in their search for a Kiko Casilla replacement.

Victor Orta hopes to be able to conclude a deal quickly for a player who can compete with and provide back up to Marcelo Bielsa’s first choice stopper Illan Meslier, after Casilla secured a season-long loan move to Elche CF in La Liga. His time at Leeds appears to be over, although there are two years remaining on his contract.

The director of football’s search for a replacement was narrowed to three candidates, all of whom have senior league experience, namely Dani Cárdenas, Kristoffer Klaesson and Freddie Woodman.

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