Leeds United transfer gossip: Whites set to snub interest in first teamer as ex-EPL striker urges Man United to make move

Leeds United are already picking up the pace in the this summer’s transfer window.

Illan Meslier. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)
Illan Meslier. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)

The Whites have already made four new signings, with the most recent of those being Sean McGurk from Wigan Athletic.

Transfer windows aren’t just about bringing people in, however, and while Marcelo Bielsa has already seen the likes of Ezgjan Alioski leave his squad, he yet lose more talent, with Kiko Casilla being heavily linked with a move to La Liga side Elche in the coming days.

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And he’s not the only in-demand Leeds player.

Here are today’s Leeds United transfer rumours…

Berbatov wants Phillips at Old Trafford

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has urged his old club to make a move for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips

The 25-year-old has won over an army of fans with his superb performances at this summer’s European Championships, and Berbatov is of the opinion that he would be an ideal signing for the Reds.

As quoted by Metro, he said: “Kalvin Phillips stood out again too [in the 2-1 semi-final win over Denmark].

“He’s been one of the players of the tournament and, sooner or later, I expect him to leave Leeds for a bigger club.

“Offers will come in for him after the tournament. He is playing with maturity, agility, knowing when to run with the ball and when to pass.

“I would like to see him sign for Manchester United.”

A local lad and lifelong Leeds fan to boot, we’re not too sure how happy Phillips would be about the prospect of swapping Elland Road for Old Trafford.

Leeds want to keep Meslier

Leeds United will resist any attempts to lure young goalkeeper Illan Meslier away from the club this summer.

As detailed by Leeds Live, there have been unconfirmed whispers linking the Frenchman with interest from PSG.

It’s easy to see why he could be so in-demand. Last season, despite only turning 21 in March, he established himself as the Whites’ number one stopper, keeping 11 clean sheets in the process.

Understandably, he is a player who most associated with the club would want to stay put, and that rings doubly true given the recent reports pertaining to Casilla’s expected exit.

We’ve gathered the best of the rest of today’s Premier League speculation below…

Huesca midfielder Kelechi Nwakali now fancies a return to England amid links to Leeds United. (The Telegraph)

Leicester City are set to sign Ryan Bertrand on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract at Southampton. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City hero Shaun Goater claims his former club have already completed the signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa. (FreeSuperTips)

Tottenham are ready to rival Arsenal for the signature of Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. (Le10Sport)

West Ham have climbed into pole position ahead of Aston Villa in the race for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. (Football Insider)

Arsenal have already begun negotiations with Wolves over the signing of 24-year-old midfielder Ruben Neves. (Various)

Fenerbahce are keen on signing West Ham attacker Andriy Yarmolenko, who could be on his way out of the club this summer. (Sabah)