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Leeds United transfer news: Whites battle Arsenal and Liverpool for £8m deal, Victor Orta eyes £17m midfield star

Leeds United return to the capital this evening to face a Fulham side with Premier League safety in their sights.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 8:24 am

Marcelo Bielsa’s men will come up against an extra-motivated Fulham, who know a win will lift them out of the relegation zone and as a result, see Newcastle United drop in.

Indeed, the Whites are looking for their first win in London since beating Queens Park Rangers 3-1 in December 2017, an astonishing record of 16 games in the ‘Big Smoke’ without a victory.

However, before tonight’s big kick-off, there is plenty of Leeds transfer gossip to bring you.

According to Spanish publication Sport, the Whites have set their sights on Feyenoord’s Orkun Kokcu, whilst reporting Sevilla’s interest in Turkish midfielder.

It was recently claimed in February by Dutch outlet Voetbal International that Marcelo Bielsa’s side had failed to sign the 20-year-old before the player himself hinted at a summer transfer.

Now, Kokcu is attracting interest from the La Liga club but it seems Leeds are in the driving seat as they have the “necessary cash” to seal his signature. His price tag is said to be around £17million.

Meanwhile, Victor Orta and co remain very keen on Reading midfielder Michael Olise, but competition is high for the 19-year-old.

As per Football Insider, the Whites are closely monitoring Olise but his £8million release means Arsenal, Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Liverpool are also sniffing around.

The Championship club want to extend Olise’s contract, which expires in 2022, and increase his release clause but he has so far knocked back discussions.

Here are the latest transfer headlines from around the Premier League, including more on Leeds:

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