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

Leeds United-linked £40m-rated star eyed by Atletico Madrid, Barnsley target could go elsewhere

Leeds United return to action this weekend, when they take on high-flying Manchester City in an eagerly-anticipated Saturday lunchtime clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 8:57 am

Speaking ahead of the clash, Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa spoke glowingly of opposition manager Pep Guardiola, claiming: “He's a magical man. What he knows how to do is extremely difficult for me to try [to copy] and I’ve already given up, but I have genuine admiration for what he does.

“Interpreting the novel decisions that he incorporates into a game is already a way of falling in love with football.

“We [at Leeds] try to do what we do better and better. I don't have many other options than to try to ensure that what I understand should be done, is done better and better, because I have no imagination for very different things.”

Meanwhile, in the Championship, Barnsley continue to battle for an unprecedented play-off place, while the likes of Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday are involved in a brutal relegation battle that looks set to go down to the wire.

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

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