Leeds United transfer rumours: Whites star 'unhappy', £35m-rated midfielder favours Elland Road over Champions League club, Whites planning to hand star man new deal

Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites take on Sheffield United in the Premier League this coming Saturday following the international break.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 8:22 am
Leeds United's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

The Spanish international did his homework on the club and its world-famous head coach, before making the summer move from La Liga side Real Sociedad to Elland Road.

“I had some positive reference to him and everything I had heard is true,” he told Spanish outlet AS.

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Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, could miss out on a move to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, who have been put off by a £100m valuation of the midfielder. (Telegraph)

Llorente’s experience of Bielsa for the first five months of his time at Leeds had been mostly limited to the training ground, so scant was his playing time due to a series of niggling injuries.

A Spain shirt is another thing he won’t be taking for granted. He’ll be returning to Yorkshire with work to do.

“Not giving up and my work at Leeds are the keys to being here [in the Spain squad],” he said. “I think I’m at a good level. I always work, first to help my team, and then with the aim of coming here.

“[The Euros] is the dream and motivation. It is my priority and when I return with my team I have to try to perform at my best to be on the final list, being [here] does not guarantee anything to anyone.”

Arsenal, Leicester City and Strasbourg are interested in Valenciennes' 17-year-old French defender Ismael Doukoure. (Foot Mercato)

As always, however, there is still plenty of talk surrounding transfers!

Here, we take a look at the rest of the transfer talk from Leeds United and their top-flight rivals:

Leeds United's record signing Rodrigo is unhappy at Elland Road and keen to return to La Liga in a bid to try and re-establish himself with the Spain squad. Both Real Betis and Sevilla have been linked with the striker. (Fichajes)
Burnley will turn to former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder if Clarets boss Sean Dyche - a target for Crystal Palace and Newcastle United - decides to leave Turf Moor this summer. (Daily Mail)
Newcastle United's Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto wants to join loan club Eibar on a permanent deal. (Various)
Peterborough United have set a price tag of at least £5m for League One top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris who has been linked with Bournemouth and Sheffield United. (Bristol Post)
Leeds United are planning to offer Illan Meslier an improved contract after his impressive progress this season. (Football Insider)
Noel Whelan is ‘shocked’ and ‘bewildered’ to hear Newcastle United have handed Dwight Gayle a new contract. “I’m shocked to hear he’s been given a new deal, because I do not think Steve Bruce will be there until the end of the year.” (Football Insider)
Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul continues to favour a move to Leeds United if he leaves Italian side Udinese this summer, despite interest from Champions League side Atalanta. (Tutto Atalanta)