Leeds United ‘want’ international midfielder, Whites ‘close’ to agreeing winger deal
The Whites fell behind to Bruno Lage’s side early on, but showed impressive resolve to come from behind in a 2-1 win.
Next up for Jesse Marsch’s men is a trip to the south coast to face Southampton at St. Mary’s. For their part, the Saints suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at the hands of a rampant Tottenham last Saturday, and will be eager to stop the rot on a poor run of form that has beset them since the end of last season.
Away from the on-field action, Leeds also continue to be linked with a number of potential high-profile transfers too.
Among those touted for a possible move is former Manchester United star Juan Mata, who is being linked with a switch to Elland Road after leaving Old Trafford earlier in the summer.
According to Marca, the Whites could be surprise frontrunners to land the Spaniard on a free transfer following his departure from their bitter rivals.
Mata has reportedly received a number of offers, but he has rejected everything to date, and is said to be keen on remaining at the top level as approaches the latter stages of his playing career.
For that reason, he is said to be considering a move to Leeds, with the report claiming Victor Orta has already reached out to Mata’s reprasentatives.
Check out the latest Premier League transfer speculation below...
Leeds United are close to reaching an agreement with Watford for winger Ismaila Sarr. Personal talks are said to be progressing well, but the attacker’s arrival remains conditional on a departure in Jesse Marsch’s squad. (Foot Mercato)
Newcastle United are ready to push ahead with moves for Marseille’s Bamba Dieng and Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta. The former could be signed for around £15m, with the latter valued at around £33m. (90min)
Leeds United want to sign Los Angeles FC midfielder Jose Cifuentes. Brighton are also understood to be chasing the Ecuador international. (El Futbolero)
Newcastle United are currently in pole position to sign Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer. Villarreal are also interested. Spurs are understood to be seeking around £42m for the Frenchman. (Media Foot)
Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan has rejected a proposal from Brighton because he aspires to join a club that has ‘more sporting pedigree’. (El Periodico Mediterraneo)
Arsenal and Liverpool are in the lead to sign Spain international Yeremy Pino, with Villarreal open to selling him around £37.9m. (Marca)
Crystal Palace are monitoring Conor Gallagher’s Chelsea involvement as they remain hopeful of re-signing him on loan. (Daily Mail)
Everton have switched their sights to Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Mohamed Camara after hitting an impasse in talks to re-sign Idrissa Gana Gueye from PSG. (Daily Mail)
Watford are still in the race to sign Keinan Davis from Aston Villa. (Football League World)