Leeds United transfer news: Whites make contact with midfielder ahead of summer raid, Bielsa wants PL rising star

Leeds United continued their brilliant home form against the big six with a 3-1 win over Tottenham at Elland Road on Saturday lunchtime.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 8:17 am
Elland Road. (Photo by JASON CAIRNDUFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Whites took an early lead through Stuart Dallas before being pegged back by a Son Heung-Min equaliser.

Goals from Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo were then enough to wrap up the victory.

The result means that Leeds stay in the top half of the table, with Aston Villa losing to Manchester United on Sunday.

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Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin this summer. (SkyBet) (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Speaking after the game, BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand was quick to defend the Whites against critics who have suggested that they have a tendency to tire as the campaign progresses.

He said: "They have not burned out this season and they didn’t last season.

"If you speak to the players, they take it as an insult. I spoke to [Liam] Cooper, the captain and he took it as an insult that people say that about them.

"They back themselves fully, the training sessions are very intense physically and mentally. People look at it and say it’s crazy, but they’re not fighting a relegation battle here, they’re a team that’s on the up and a club that’s on the up.

Yves Bissouma has asked to leave Brighton this summer. Albion would be willing to sell the player for around £30 million. (The Times) (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)

"Imagine if they had fans in here, that’s the thing. Would it work for them, or would it be pressure that works against them? I don’t know, that will be interesting to see next year.”

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation involving Leeds United and their top flight rivals below...

Brighton are among the favourites to land Brentford striker Ivan Toney in the upcoming transfer window. Everton and West Ham are also credited with interest. (SkyBet) (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Rangers have enquired about the availability of Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy this summer. (Chronicle) (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Burnley are the latest Premier League side to show an interest in Stoke City star Harry Souttar. West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Wolves are also keen. (LancsLive) (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Leeds United are keen on bringing Brest midfielder Romain Faivre to Elland Road this summer and have been in contact with his representatives. (Le Parisien) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)
Liverpool have made contact with Rodrigo de Paul's agent over a potential move to Anfield. (FourFourTwo) (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
Leeds United are in the hunt for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher in a summer loan. However, it seems that he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge next season. (The Sun) (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Manchester United are willing to offer Edinson Cavani a pay rise as they attempt to keep hold of the striker. (The Sun) (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)