Leeds United transfer news: Whites star on brink of exit, Bielsa eyes up summer swoop for EFL playmaker

Leeds United’s hopes of securing a top half finish in their first season back in the Premier League suffered a blow on Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 8:22 am
Elland Road. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Whites slumped to a fairly lacklustre 2-0 defeat at the hands of Brighton, with goals from Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck ultimately derailing Marcelo Bielsa's men.

The result leaves Leeds 11th in the table, one point behind Aston Villa having played one game more than Dean Smith’s side.

But Bielsa has made it clear that his side are still have their sights firmly fixed on finishing the season as strongly as possible.

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Newcastle United had scouts in attendance at Ibrox to watch Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer. His side lost 4-1 to Rangers. (The Sun) (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Speaking after Saturday’s loss, he said: “Not to be relegated was our target.

"It was one of the possibilities we had to vanish. After that, every game is an obligation to compete at the maximum level.

"Every time any professional football team plays they have a commitment to entertain their fans and any spectator who is watching”.

Leeds’ next game sees them play host to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday lunchtime.

Arsenal are confident about signing Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma in the summer transfer window. (Daily Star) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Whites came off second best when the two sides met in north London back in January, with goals from Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, and Toby Alderweireld securing a comfortable victory for the hosts.

Spurs are yet to lose a league game under interim boss Ryan Mason either, and strolled to a 4-0 victory over Sheffield United on Sunday thanks to a hat-trick from Gareth Bale and a strike from Son.

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

Allan Saint-Maximin will leave Newcastle United this summer and Tottenham is the perfect destination, according to Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips. (Football Insider) (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)
Brighton midfielder Taylor Richards believes his loan move to Doncaster Rovers has been 'perfect' for him. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Burnley want £45 million for Nick Pope amid reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur. (The Sun) (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)
Kevin Campbell has urged Stoke City defender Nathan Collins to ignore reported interest from Manchester United and Liverpool to join Burnley instead. (Football Insider) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Barcelona are weighing up a possible move for Wilfred Ndidi, who is valued at around £43.3 million by Premier League club Leicester City. (El Gol Digital) (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Leeds United have become the latest side to eye a summer move for Emi Buendia, but almost half of the Premier League now wants the Norwich City ace. (Foot Mercato) (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
Leeds United chiefs have heard nothing from Ezgjan Alioski on his future plans but are not expecting him to be at the club next season. (Football Insider) (Photo by John Sibley - Pool/Getty Images)