Leeds United transfer news: Whites make contact ahead of defender swoop, Elland Road player named as summer target

Leeds United continued their impressive run of form in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw against high-flying Manchester United on Sunday.

Elland Road. (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)

The Whites put in a much more defensively-assured performance than the one they produced in their 6-2 defeat at Old Trafford earlier in the season.

The result leaves Marcelo Bielsa’s men ninth in the top flight table with five games left to play, and a clash against Brighton next on the horizon.

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Reflecting on his side’s success this season, the Argentine boss hailed the togetherness of his squad.

Newcastle United are continuing to monitor the situation of Sporting midfielder Matheus Nunes ahead of a potential. (Record) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking recently, he said: “The group of players have constructed a solid group.

“Throughout this time they made errors and they’ve learned how to correct them. In the same way, they’ve learned to avoid errors that are avoidable. I have the feeling there’s been a growth in maturity, in the experience to manage these games.

“The way in which to administer the different periods in the game has been improving.

“The capacity for the players to go up against these very good players has also increased. Progressively, but not in a definitive manner, we can impose ourselves over the opposing defence and avoid being overcome by attackers of the highest level. These are individual merits and a great togetherness within the components of the team allows them to support each other throughout the whole game.”

Chelsea are interested in signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window. (Mundo) (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

We’ve gathered up the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation involving Leeds United and their top flight rivals below.

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Newcastle United and Everton could rekindle their interest in Benfica midfielder Rafa Silva this summer. (Record) (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images )
Belgian outfit Club Brugge are still keen on signing Brighton winger Jose Izquierdo in the coming months. (Voetbal24) (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Legia Warsaw manager Czesław Michniewicz has admitted that he would like to sign Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Bogusz. He said: “I must admit that I would like him to be in Legia." (Sport.pl) (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
Leeds United have asked for information ahead of a potential summer move for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico. (Corriere dello Sport) (Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images)
Paul Robinson has said that Nicolas Tagliafico would be a “brilliant signing” for Leeds United as they look for a new left-back. (MOT Leeds News) (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)
Jesse Lingard is almost certain to push for an exit from Manchester United in the upcoming summer transfer window. (Eurosport) (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Brendan Rodgers is not interested in the vacant managerial position at Tottenham Hotspur - yet his success this season is unlikely to earn him an improved deal at current club Leicester. (Eurosport) (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)