Marcelo Bielsa eyes SHOCK reunion with £100k-a-week striker from rivals as Leeds United target £36m Bundesliga star

All the latest news, transfer speculation and more involving Leeds United and their Premier League rivals

Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 7:45 am
Updated Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 7:53 am
All the latest transfer speculation involving Leeds United and their Premier League rivals. Picture: Getty

Leeds United fans have to wait just three weeks, 21 more days, until they are watching their side in the Premier League once more. There could be few tougher and better tests than a trip to champions Liverpool at Anfield, albeit it is an absolute certainty it will be switched for TV coverage.

Between then and now, Marcelo Bielsa and the Whites management will be striving to strengthen the squad and recruit key targets for their top-flight assault, and as such they, like their league rivals, have been linked with a host of players.

Scroll down and click through to see the latest rumours from around the Premier League – and be sure to check in again at the same time tomorrow.

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Chelsea are set to sign Leicester City star Ben Chilwell for a massive £50m on a £150k-a-week deal. It will bring an end to a long-running transfer saga with the player a key priority for Frank Lampard. (Express)
Liverpool will open talks with Bayern Munich over the transfer of Thiago Alcantara next week. While personal terms have been agreed with the midfielder, there will likely be lengthy negotiations over the fee. Meanwhile, Georginio Wijnaldum is set to put contract talks on hold with possible Barcelona interest. (Various)
Manchester United will be forced to pay £108m upfront if they want Jadon Sancho. The England star is reportedly the club’s No.1 target. Borussia Dortmund are playing hardball and refusing to budge from their transfer stance. (Express)
Leeds United are interested in Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi, however they face strong competition from Atalanta who have already opened talks. The Belgian international, reported to be on £100k-a-week, played under Marcelo Bielsa at Marseille. (Express)
Sheffield United are eyeing their third signing of the summer. The Blades have recruited two goalkeepers so far with Wes Foderingham and Aaron Ramsadle arriving. Chris Wilder is determined to add more with links to Championship duo Matty Cash and John Swift. (Various)
Newcastle United are keen on Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The versatile starlet has interest from both Wolves and Spurs. The Gunners are reportedly willing to sell the player but for £20m. (Various)
Newcastle United are keen on Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The versatile starlet has interest from both Wolves and Spurs. The Gunners are reportedly willing to sell the player but for £20m. (Various)
Rangers are expecting Leeds United to return with an increased offer for Ryan Kent. The Premier League side are reported to be considering their options after their opening bid was rejected. Reports in France suggest they may turn their attention to Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey. (Various)
Ollie Watkins is still a target for Leeds United. The Brentford striker, who netted 26 goals last season, is valued between £20m-£25m. Marcelo Bielsa is on the hunt for a new forward but will likely face competition from Aston Villa. (The Athletic)
Leeds United have been linked with a shock swoop for former Elland Road star Lewis Cook. The 23-year-old England international is a product of the club’s academy. He joined Bournemouth in a £6m deal back in 2016. (Football Insider)
Brighton have had a €20m offer accepted for Almeria striker Darwin Núñez. The Uruguayan was prolific in the Spanish second tier which led to interest from Barcelona and AC Milan. Brighton are expected to face stiff competition from Wolfsburg for his signature. (Calcio Mercato)