Leeds United transfer news: Whites have 'concrete' interest in full-back, Bielsa rekindles raid for title winner

Leeds United face the tricky task of a visit from last season’s champions Liverpool on Monday evening.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 8:32 am
Elland Road. (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)

The Whites moved into the top half of the table with a late win over Manchester City last weekend, and have the opportunity to cement their place in the upper reaches following Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Fulham on Sunday afternoon.

But Marcelo Bielsa has made it clear that the Whites could be in for a tough time against the Reds.

Speaking in a press conference, he said: “I like to see Liverpool play. They always play in the same manner.

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Paul Robinson has heaped praise on ‘phenomenal’ Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton, and has suggested that he would be a good signing for Leeds United or Burnley this summer. (Football Insider) (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

“For me, that’s big praise to give to a team. There’s no player in their team who’s not prepared to receive the ball and manage the ball in whatever part of the pitch they receive it.

“They have a big offensive power. Their full-backs are wingers.

“Their wingers are centre-forwards, throughout moments in the game. Their midfielders on the inside, they attack out wide in the same manner.

“And after there’s three players who provide defensive equilibrium which are the two centre-backs and the defensive midfielder.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow could be offered the chance to join Watford this summer. (Mirror) (Photo by STU FORSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“I think they are a team that constantly thinks in producing football. They don’t speculate, attacks always. They spend a lot of time attacking and not so much defending.

“And when they have to defend I think they do it well, putting into consideration the amount of energy they expend attacking. Then like every team, they have ups and downs.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Leeds and the rest of the Premier League, as the reaction to last weekend's action continues:

Leeds United want to sign Rangers winger Ryan Kent in a £15 million move. (The Scottish Sun) (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Tottenham legend Graham Roberts has warned Jose Mourinho about signing Lewis Dunk this summer, suggesting the Brighton centre-back is not going to get his old side back into the Champions League. (Football Fancast) (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Steve Bruce is unsure whether Newcastle United will be able to complete a permanent deal for loanee Joe Willock this summer. (Mirror) (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Scott Parker has emerged as a surprise contender to become the next Sheffield United manager. (The Sun) (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Leeds United have a 'concrete' interest in Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico this summer. (Veronica Inside) (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Arsenal do not see Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey as a priority transfer target this summer. (Fabrizio Romano) (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Swansea City and Watford-linked Kean Bryan is facing an ‘uncertain’ future at Sheffield United. (The Athletic) (Photo by Geoff Caddick - Pool/Getty Images)