Leeds United transfer news: Player on brink of exit after four year stint, Leicester favourites to land ex-Whites target

Leeds United will bring a stellar Premier League campaign to an end when they face West Brom at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 8:29 am
Elland Road. (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)

The Whites will welcome supporters back to the ground for the first time since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, and will be looking to record the fifth-highest points tally of any promoted side on record.

The game will also see them bid farewell to veteran duo Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi, who are set to leave the club this summer.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash, manager Marcelo Bielsa paid tribute to the pair.

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Ex-Leeds United striker Brian Deane claims Brighton defender Ben White will want to rejoin the Yorkshire club in the summer transfer window. (Football Transfer Tavern) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

He said: "They have been a reference for Leeds, for the team, for the squad, for the fans, two excellent professionals, great team mates.

"They are footballers who have been very influential, very decisive.

"Sincerely, throughout the three years, I have had great respect for how they go about their profession and of course football wise they have a lot of ability too.

"And for the club, we have great sadness that they will no longer be part of the institution.

Algerian international Baghdad Bounedjah has claimed that Brighton have previously tried to sign him. (GOTALK) (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Referencing the return of fans, he added: "It's a homage that they totally deserve and it's something that 'by chance' that they are being able to play in front of the fans in the last game of the season.

"It is very good luck that it is this way because it wouldn't have been fair if they weren't able to live that moment.”

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

Sean Dyche does not expect James Tarkowski to depart the club this summer despite the centre back heading into the final year of his contract. (Various) (Photo by Martin Rickett - Pool/Getty Images)
West Ham are interesting in replacing David Moyes with FC Porto boss Sérgio Conceição. (Correio da Manhã) (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
Leicester City are strong contenders to sign Manchester United winger Daniel James this summer. (Manchester Gazette) . (Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images)
Newcastle United are plotting a summer raid for Queens Park Rangers defender Rob Dickie. (Football Insider) (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Sunderland could be set to lose one of the stars of their youth team in Josh Hawkes. West Ham and Crystal Palace are keen. (TEAMtalk) (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Ouasim Bouy’s dismal four-year spell at Leeds United will finally come to an end next month. (Football Insider) (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo is serious about making a fairytale return to Manchester United a reality. (AS) (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)