Leeds United rumours: Whites plot raid for big-money ex-Borussia Dortmund striker, Man Utd eye ex-Spurs star
Leeds United are busy behind the scenes gearing up for the summer transfer window, and there's already been a host of quality players linked with a move to Elland Road since last season came to a close.
The Whites enjoyed an excellent return to the Premier League last season, refusing to compromise over their attractive style of football despite the quality of their opponents and securing a comfortable top half finish.
Leeds will hope to strengthen their squad further, and will be confident of attracting further stars to the club after demonstrating their ability to thrive in the top tier once again.
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Meanwhile, Leeds defender Diego Llorente has been reflecting on his impressive first season at the club, and revealed: “It was a big adaptation for me, obviously changing country for the first time, I was now faced with a different language, different sets of circumstances when I trained and a new league
Liverpool look set to hand backup goalkeeper Adrian a new contract, as they look to fend off interest from his former club Real Betis. The 34-year-old has plied his trade in England since 2013, when he completed a move to West Ham. (Daily Mail)
“At first it was particularly hard and obviously the injuries made that adaptation process even more difficult, but in general I’m very happy and I think I adapted quite well once I managed to get those injuries behind me.
“I knew it wouldn’t be too difficult to adapt to this style of play, because it was similar to the style of my previous team, but I think the Premier league is more physical than La Liga and you could say that that was what made it difficult for me at first.
“However, I had the belief of my coach and my team-mates and that helped me a lot.”
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Leeds United and the rest of the Premier League, as the reaction to last season and the build-up to summer transfer window continues:
Leicester City have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah, who could be sold for less than his £30m asking price. He's been capped on 13 occasions for Germany. (BILD)
Chelsea's hopes of re-signing former player Romelu Lukaku look to have taken a blow, after the player pledged his future to his current club Inter. He played a key role in their title-winning campaign under Antonio Conte last season. (Football Italia)
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has committed his future to the club, after signing a new two-year deal. The Belgium international enjoyed a return to form last season, netting on ten occasions for the Eagles. (Club website)
Spurs' hopes of keeping star loanee Gareth Bale at the club permanently at the club look to be over, with new Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insisting the player has a big part to play for the side next season. (Guardian)
Everton have opened talks with ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, as they look to find a successor to Carlo Ancelotti. Santo spent almost four years with Wolves, taking the side from the Championship to the top tier and 95 of his 199 games in charge. (Sky Sports)
Arsenal, Spurs and Man Utd have all been credited with an interest in Lille full-back Zeki Celik. The 24-year-old played a key role in his club's shock Ligue 1 title win last season, featuring in 29 league games. (Mirror)
West Ham have emerged as the new favourites to sign Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, ahead of Newcastle United. The £35m man looks set to leave Anfield in search of regular first team football, after battling back from an injury setback. (SkyBet)
Leeds United are rumoured to be plotting a move for Chelsea's £33m striker Michy Batshuayi, who looks set to leave the club this summer. He's previously impressed on loan for Borussia Dortmund, where he scored seven goals in ten league games. (Telegraph)
Manchester United have been linked with a move for ex-Spurs star Kieran Trippier, as they look to bolster their squad this summer. He's in England Euro 2020 squad, after a highly impressive 2020/21 season with Atletico Madrid. (MEN)