Leeds United tipped to win race for £30m-rated star, Whites eye in-demand defender
Leeds United tipped to win race for £30m-rated star, Whites eye in-demand defender

Leeds United transfer news: Whites tipped to win race for £30m-rated star, Liverpool defender eyed

Leeds United's hunt for new signings continues, as a flurry of top quality footballers continue to be linked with summer moves to Elland Road.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 7:47 am

The Whites went big in the transfer window last summer, spending close to £100m on top talent including the likes of Spain internationals Rodrigo and Diego Llorente, and star winger Raphinha, and it will be fascinating to see which new faces line up for Marcelo Bielsa's side when the season kicks off in August.

Meanwhile, England secured their place at the top of Group D in Euro 2020 last night, when they defeated the Czech Republic 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, with star man Raheem Sterling scoring the only goal of the game in the 11th minute as his side set up a clash against the winners of Group F next Tuesday.

Whites midfielder Kalvin Phillips started his third game of the tournament, and his manager Gareth Southgate said: “We wanted to get Jordan (Henderson) 45 minutes so that was the decision and it also allowed us to play Kalvin more positionally.

“I thought he was excellent, really good. I like him in that role, the defensive pivot.

“His use of the ball was good, he found the right spaces to go and receive, he played it as he plays it for Leeds. We know how comfortable he is in that role. He showed again how well he's adapted to international football.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Leeds United and the rest of the Premier League, as the reaction to the summer transfer window activity and build-up to the eagerly-anticipated new season continues:

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