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Leeds United transfer news: Whites plot raid for EPL record breaker, Big blow in race for forward, Ben White update

Leeds United are looking to snap up Everton contract rebel Thierry Small.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 1:47 pm

That's according to the Express, who claim that the Whites are eager to lure the 16-year-old starlet to Elland Road, and are willing to offer him a tangible path to the first team in an effort to sway his decision.

The defender is set to refuse the offer of a three-year professional deal at Goodison Park, and will instead seek a fresh challenge elsewhere.

Manchester United and Chelsea are said to be keen on the teenager, who holds the record for being Everton’s youngest ever first team player, but it is understood that he does not see either club as a viable option in his hunt for senior minutes.

Leeds are also interested, however, as are Brighton and Brentford, with all three willing to offer him a route to regular game time.

Elsewhere, the Whites may have suffered a blow in their bid to land Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez.

Marcelo Bielsa’s interest has been reported for some time, but there has been much speculation about the Spanish international's wages.

It is understood that his current salary comes in at just under £3 million after tax, and it is now being reported by continental publication Sport that Spurs are willing to offer him an improved deal in an effort to tempt him to north London.

With Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich also keen, Leeds are facing major competition to land the 29-year-old.

We’ve gathered up the rest of today's Premier League speculation below...

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