Derby County-linked Leeds United ace tipped for exit, ex-Huddersfield Town man aims dig at Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds United take on Chelsea in an eagerly-anticipated Saturday lunchtime clash at Elland Road tomorrow afternoon, in a game where the Whites will be looking to inflict defeat on Thomas Tuchel for the first time in his role as Blues manager.

Championship transfer news. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Speaking ahead of the game, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa was quizzed on why youngster Elia Caprile was on the bench against West Ham last weekend, over Kiko Casilla.

He claimed: “I received a notice from the institution that said that Caprile was given a place on the bench due to his performances, this is not a conclusion that I have said.

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“When I make a decision on the presence or an absence of a player I don't explain the motives. What I do say is the truth.

Stoke City and Bournemouth are both believed to be keeping tabs on Manchester City starlet Liam Delap. He looks set to head out on loan next season to gain more first-team experience. (Football League World)

“If it's because of injury then I say it is because of injury, in the case of Casilla and Caprile, of course I value Caprile, I also know the difference between one and the other and what I said to explain Casilla's absence was that he was not injured and that I decided that he would not participate and Caprile would. I think what I said is true and sufficient.”

Meanwhile, down in the Championship, Huddersfield Town are gearing up for a trip to QPR, as they look to extend their unbeaten run to three matches and move back up the table.

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Leeds United Huddersfield Town and a number of other clubs from Yorkshire and beyond, as the build-up to the weekend action continues:

Norwich City are moving closer to landing Burnley defender Ben Gibson on a permanent deal, with the move set to be confirmed if the Canaries clinch promotion. He joined the Clarets from Middlesbrough for £15m back in 2018. (The 72)
Ex-Aston Villa ace Gabby Agbonlahor has hinted that Villa striker Keinan Davis could leave the club this summer, as he "just wants to play football". Preston North End and Derby County are both thought to be interested in the player. (Football Insider)
Bournemouth's push for promotion has taken a major blow, with star midfielder Lewis Cook set to miss the rest of the season after rupturing his ACL. He suffered the same injury on the same knee back in 2018. (The Athletic)
Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has urged his side to pay no attention to the hype surrounding his side, as they continue to push for automatic promotion. They're currently in 3rd place, level on points with 2nd place Watford. (BBC Sport)
A host of unnamed Premier League clubs are rumoured to be taking an interest in Spurs' Oliver Skipp, who is currently starring on loan with Norwich City. The Canaries are still hopeful of bringing him back to Carrow Road next season. (The 72)
Ex-Nottingham Forest man Roy Keane has emerged as the second-favourite for the Celtic job, behind John Kennedy and ahead of Eddie Howe. He's not managed a club since he left Ipswich Town back in 2011. (SkyBet)
Ex-Reading man Noel Hunt was believed to have been on the verge of moving with Richie Wellens from Swindon Town to Salford City, only for the deal to fail to materialise. He's still out of work since leaving the Robins. (The Sun)
Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts has been tipped by pundit Alex McLeish to leave the club this summer, suggesting the Whites will look to bring in "other targets" to replace him. He's previously been linked with Derby County. (Football Insider)
Ex-Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle has claimed Carlos Carvalhal's "risk averse" tactics played into the Terriers' hands in the 2016/17 play-off semi-finals, and ultimately cost Sheffield Wednesday a place at Wembley. (LGOP)