Leeds United transfer news: New left back name emerges, talks 'intensify' to sign prolific Brazilian forward at Marcelo Bielsa's request

LEEDS United are continuing to be linked with a host of players in the 2021 summer transfer window which has now been open for two and a half weeks.

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PROLIFIC: Hertha Berlin forward Matheus Cunha who has netted 15 goals in 16 games for Brazil's under-23s including a brace in a friendly against Chile in September 2019, above. Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images.

United's 2021-22 Premier League campaign will begin with a clash against arch rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in a lunch-time kick-off on Saturday, August 14.

The Whites will be looking to kick on after last season's fantastic ninth-placed finish upon their first season back in the country's top flight after a 16-year absence.

Leeds also have four players left representing the club at this summer's Euros and the YEP brings you all the latest Whites news here.

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Talks intensify to sign Brazilian forward

Brazilian outlet UOL claim that talks are intensifying for Leeds United to sign 22-year-old Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha from Hertha Berlin.

UOL claim that Leeds will make an 'extra effort' to sign Cunha at Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa s request and quote a price of between 25 and 30 million euros.

Hertha Berlin signed Cunha from RB Leipzig in 2020 and the Brazilian is contracted at the club until 2025.

Cunha has been capped 16 times by Brazil's under-23s - scoring 15 goals - and he is on the squad list for the side set to compete at this summer's Olympics.

Leeds United transfer news LIVE: June 26

Last updated: Saturday, 26 June, 2021, 19:10

  • Transfer window open until 11pm on Tuesday, August 31

Talks intensify to sign Brazilian forward

Brazilian outlet UOL claim that talks are intensifying for Leeds United to sign 22-year-old Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha from Hertha Berlin.

UOL claim that Leeds will make an ‘extra effort’ to sign Cunha at Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa’s request and quote a price of between 25 and 30 million euros.

Hertha Berlin signed Cunha from RB Leipzig in 2020 and the Brazilian is contracted at the club until 2025.

Cunha has been capped 16 times by Brazil’s under-23s - scoring 15 goals - and he is on the squad list for the side set to compete at this summer’s Olympics.

Nahitan Nandez update

Leeds have been linked with a move for Uruguay international midfielder Nahitan Nandez and his agent, Pablo Bentancurm has provided an update as to the Cagliari Calcio midfielder’s future. Speaking to TuttoMercatoWeb, he said: “It is very likely that Nandez will leave Cagliari. It is ready for a big one. We have had many contacts. The market, however, is a bit slow due to Covid. In England someone asked for information, as well as in Italy. We are working”.

New left back name emerges - reports

Mundo Deportivo are reporting that Leeds United are the latest team to join the hunt to sign Barcelona full back Junior Firpo. West Ham, Southampton, AC Milan and Inter Milan are also reportedly interested in the 24-year-old left back whose Barca contract runs until 2024. Firpo was linked with both Napoli and Fiorentina last year and Barcelona could accept a loan move for the left back with a compulsory purchase option. Firpo was born in Santo Domingo of Dominican Republic and has played four times for Spain’s under-21s. Firpo has made 42 outings or Barcelona who signed the full back from Real Betis in 2019.

More Nandez speculation

Tyler Roberts on Wales bench

For the last 16 Euros clash against Denmark in Amsterdam (kick-off 5pm).

Pablo Hernandez on his future plans:

Roberts gets his chance!

On in the 78th minute but Wales 2-0 down

Minutes at last but too late for Tyler Roberts and Wales

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