Leeds United transfer news: Whites man won't leave this January as Marcelo Bielsa linked with double deal told to sign a striker

Leeds United are now entering the final seven days of the January transfer window.

Sunday, 24th January 2021, 9:28 am
All of the latest transfer gossip from around the internet.
All of the latest transfer gossip from around the internet.

The longer the transfer window goes on, the more likely it is that head coach Marcelo Bielsa will let this month come and go without bringing in any new recruits.

That hasn’t stopped speculation from swirling though.

Alex McLeish believes Leeds need to sign another striker to try and relieve Patrick Bamford of some pressure.

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Speaking to Football Insider, the former Rangers and Aston Villa said: "Yeah, of course, of course they do, absolutely.

"Look at Callum Wilson at Newcastle, okay, he’s played up with Andy Carroll and started together the other day there but Andy’s kind of in the last couple of years of his career, I would think, and definitely Bamford is also relied on too much."

Leeds were also keeping a close eye on a number of Wigan Athletic’s talented youngsters during the previous transfer window, including 17-year-old Sean McGurk.

The YEP understands Leeds made an enquiry about him again last week, but with his contract due to run out at the end of the current season, are unlikely to make a substantial bid before the January transfer window closes.

But what other talk has there been about Leeds United and their Premier League rivals?

As ever, we’re sharing all of the latest Premier League transfer news, rumours and gossip from around the web – simply scroll down to take a look:

West Ham United will try to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, 23, this month. However, the French forward would prefer to move to an established top-six side in the Premier League. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Manchester United will make a decision on Jesse Lingard's future after their FA Cup tie with Liverpool. Newcastle United, Sheffield United and West Brom keen to take the 28-year-old on loan. (Mail on Sunday)

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce wants to add Bournemouth coach and boyhood Magpies supporter Graeme Jones to his coaching team. (The Sun)

Leeds are interested in signing Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi, Indeed, reports suggest that a move to Elland Road is an 'attractive challenge' for the player, who is also a target for Aston Villa. The 26-year-old reportedly ‘wants’ to play with Bielsa. (Foot01 & The Telegraph)

It is understood that the Whites will not allow Tyler Roberts to leave Elland Road this month, with Bielsa is keen to hang onto the 22-year-old, despite interest from a number of Championship clubs. (The Athletic)

James Tarkowski wants to leave Burnley, amid reported interest from West Ham United. The England defender is out of contract at Burnley in the summer of 2022, and the report has suggested he wants to test himself at a higher level. (The Athletic)

Burnley are set to rival Arsenal in a bid to sign Stoke City defender Nathan Collins. It has been claimed that Sean Dyche sees Collins as the long-term replacement for James Tarkowski. (The Sun)

Preston North End are looking to sign Burnley's former Sunderland loanee defender Jimmy Dunne on loan for the rest of the season. (The Sun)

Moises Caicedo has said his farewells in Ecuador. The midfielder posted a picture of what appears to be family and friends waving him off as he prepares to sign for Brighton & Hove Albion. (Instagram)