Pundit slams Leeds United for not considering £6 million international striker, doubts raised over Whites star's '£20m release clause' - Championship gossip

Leeds United will be in a buoyant mood excellent spirits after highly successful weekend, which saw the Whites beat Bristol City 1-0 at home, while all the rest of the top seven sides were unable to win.

Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 6:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 7:00 am
Championship

Up next, Marcelo Bielsa's side host Reading at Elland Road this Saturday. The Royals are coming off the back of a 3-0 win away to Sheffield Wednesday, and could prove a tricky test for Leeds. Here's all the latest news and gossip from the Championship.

According to Turkish media reports, Reading forward Mo Barrow has walked out on his loan club Denizlispor, after a dispute over unpaid wages with the Super Lig side. (Fanatik)
Millwall new boy Mason Bennett has claimed he's been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the squad since joining on loan, arguing that the side is just as strong as his parent club Derby County. (London News Online)

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Ex-West Brom midfielder Nigel Quashie has claimed that the Baggies will need to sign "at least eight" new players to stand a chance of surviving in the Premier League next season, should they earn promotion. (Football League World)
Ex-Hull City and Birmingham City defender Liam Ridgewell has announced his retirement from professional football. He was a League Cup winner with the Blues back in 2011, and won eight England U21 caps. (Southern Echo)
Ex-Leeds United man Noel Whelan has slammed the club for not looking to loan Sheffield United's Callum Robinson in January. He scored his first goal on his temporary spell with West Brom last weekend. (Football Insider)
Luton Town boss Graeme Jones has claimed his squads unwavering belief has been pivotal to their recent improvement, with six points in two games giving the Hatters a fighting chance of avoiding relegation. (Luton Today)
Former Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite, now of Leganes, has been linked with a stunning move to Barcelona, as La Liga's champions look to snap up an emergency signing this month. (Sport Witness)
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has suggested that he's "tried everything" to turn around his side's dire run of form, and claimed that one morale-boosting win could be all they need to get back on track. (Sheffield Star)
Pundit Michael Brown has suggested that Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips' minimum release clause is "significantly greater" than the previously reported fee of 20m, amid speculation of top tier interest. (Daily Express)