West Ham ‘plot’ raid for English Leeds United target, Reported Whites chase ‘makes no sense’

All the latest transfer news and speculation involving Leeds United.
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Leeds United will be hoping to make a statement when they face Chelsea at Elland Road on Sunday.

The Whites are unbeatean in the Premier League so far this season, but will take on their sternest test yet against a Blues side who harbour big ambitions of their own.

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For their part, Chelsea are also yet to lose a game in the top flight this term.

In the meantime, however, there is plenty of transfer news to get through.

Check out the latest Premier League speculation below...

West Ham are plotting a raid for Burnley full-back Charlie Taylor, who is also a target for Leeds United. The defender was once on the books at Elland Road, but left the Whites to join the Clarets in 2017. (talkSPORT/Alan Nixon)

Leeds United are not interested in making a move for Borussia Dortmund full-back Raphael Guerreiro, despite recent reports. According to LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross, there has been no concrete talk of the Whites considering a late swoop for the Portugal international. He said: “I’ve not had any information on Guerreiro specifically, but nothing about that link makes sense. Firpo is their number one left-back, that’s been made abundantly clear to us, so a 28-year-old from Dortmund is not going to come in and sit on the bench or ask for back-up wages. It just doesn’t tally with any of the business they’ve done this summer.” (LeedsLive)

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Newcastle United remain interested in Stade Rennais winger Kamaldeen Sulemana. The Ghanian international joined the French outfit for £13.5m last summer. The Magpies are also keen on Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United are continuing talks with Watford over a deal for Joao Pedro, despite having their first offer rejected. The Magpies have also denied claims that they submitted a second formal bid of £25m earlier in the week, but continue to pursue a deal. (Daily Mail)

Brighton are one of several clubs to have made a loan proposal to Fiorentina forward Christian Kouame. FC Ausburg and PSV Eindoven are also keen on the Ivorian, and along with the Seagulls, have submitted offers that include obligations to buy. For their part, however, Fiorentina would like to keep hold of the attacker. (Niccolo Ceccarini via Fiorentina News)

Fulham are now ‘firm favourites’ to sign Brighton forward Neal Maupay on a permanent deal ahead of Everton and Nottingham Forest. The Cottagers are understood to be in advanced talks to secure a £15m for the Albion striker, with negotiations moving towards an agreement. (The Athletic)

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Scott McTominay has emerged as the subject of interest from a number of Premier League clubs in following Manchester United’s move to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid. Newcastle United, West Ham, Everton, Southampton, and Leicester City are all keen on luring the Scot away from his boyhood club. (90min)

Chelsea have made a shock enquiry about Harry Maguire’s availability this summer amid growing doubts over his future at Manchester United. The Blues have raised the possibility of taking the England international to Stamford Bridge as part of United’s attempts to sign attacker Christian Pulisic. (Daily Mail)