Leeds United transfer news: Whites target agrees switch, £30m spending war in pipeline

Leeds United will be looking to extend their recent purple patch to just one defeat in nine when they come up against Burnley in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 7:42 am
Elland Road. (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)

The Whites have looked much more defensively solid in recent weeks, and have picked up some impressive results during that spell – not least including last weekend’s 3-1 victory over Tottenham at Elland Road.

Burnley always have the potential to be a thorn in anybody’s side, however, and that’s a point that has been emphasised by pundit David Prutton.

Writing in a column for the Yorkshire Evening Post, he said: “Leeds have done a wonderful job this season of consolidation and now they come up against a Burnley side who have shown how to stay in the Premier League by hook or by crook, playing the way that they play which suits them.

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Reading ace Josh Laurent is attracting significant summer interest as the transfer window prepares to reopen, with Brighton and Rangers both keen. (The Sun) (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

“Clarets boss Sean Dyche will know exactly how to beat Leeds but it’s one thing knowing and another thing implementing it.

“They are coming up against a Leeds United side that I would sincerely hope has the same motivation to turn Burnley over as to turn Spurs over and Manchester City over and that motivation has never been questioned at all.

“That year on year improvement comes in not dropping points against the big sides but also taking points off teams that would be in and around you.

“What we have seen from Burnley with the things at the manager’s disposal under Sean is a man who knows how to operate with his club within the Premier League.”

Sander Berge is very keen to join Arsenal this summer, but his interest in joining the Gunners depends on the outcome of the London club’s pursuit of Martin Odegaard. (Football.London) (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

We’ve gathered the best of today's Premier League transfer speculation below:

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has told Yves Bissouma to snub Liverpool and the Gunners to instead join Manchester United in the summer transfer window. (Wright's House Podcast) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Newcastle United have joined Aston Villa and Tottenham in the race to sign Vitoria defender Abdul Mumin. (The Sun) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)
Leeds United are showing ‘concrete interest’ in Stuttgart full-back Borna Sosa this summer as they hunt a new left-back. (Sportske Novosti) (Photo by Matthias Balk - Pool/Getty Images)
Liverpool are holding talks with long-term Manchester United target Raphael Varane ahead of a potential move this summer. (Manchester Evening News) (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)
Felipe Anderson is waiting to receive offers regarding a potential transfer after accepting that his future is away from West Ham United. (UOL) (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Crystal Palace are keen on signing West Brom playmaker, Matheus Pereira. Leeds United are also interested, and a deal could cost £30 million. (Calcio Mercato) (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Leicester City may contemplate an approach for Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand during the summer transfer window. (Evening Standard) (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Leeds United have been dealt a blow in their quest to sign a new left-back, with promising MK Dons defender and long-term target Matthew Sorinola now agreeing a move to Belgian side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. (TEAMtalk). (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)