Leeds United urged to sign ex-West Ham striker, Huddersfield man set to join divisional rivals

Leeds United are gearing up for a busy summer transfer window, as they look to continue impressing in the Premier League and establish themselves as a top tier powerhouse once again.

Championship transfer news

The Whites spent big last summer, and could well invest heavily again as they look to build on a strong return to the top table of English football.

Yesterday, the club announced that Wales forward Tyler Roberts had signed a new deal to extend his stay at Elland Road, and the player insisted: “I haven’t reached my full potential yet and shown everything about, getting more goals and assists.

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“I’m happy to sign but there’s a lot more to come. It’s definitely time to really push on now. The first couple of seasons were tough with injuries, stop start, but I’ve been fit all season and been called up to the national team which I’m very proud of.

Preston and Birmingham City have both been credited with an interest in Fenerbahce defender Mathias Jorgensen. The ex-Huddersfield Town man is in Denmark's squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament. (Birmingham Mail)

“I think I was quite unfortunate with the injuries I had; it was a problem I had reoccurring. It was unfortunate to go through that but this season I’ve kept fit all season, which is credit to the physio team and sports scientists at Leeds. I’ve been doing a lot of extra work to make sure I can stay on the pitch and try and get that momentum.”

Meanwhile, down in the Championship, Yorkshire sides Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United and Hull City will all be looking to hit the ground running next season, and get off to a flying start in the ruthlessly competitive second tier.

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and a number of other sides from Yorkshire and beyond, as the build-up to the Euros and the summer transfer window continues:

Sources close to Watford have denied claims that the club are interested in signing West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. As things stand, West Ham look comfortable favourites to sign the 28-year-old. (Watford Observer)
Stoke City have been linked with a move for Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor. The ex-Charlton Athletic man scored just four league goals last season, and could be moved on this summer as Forest look to overhaul their squad. (Mirror)
Sheffield United's hopes of signing Peterborough United's star striker Jonson Clarke-Harris look to have been handed a boost, with reports claiming FFP regulations mean fellow interested side Stoke won't be able to afford the 33-goal ace. (Peterborough Telegraph)
Bristol City are believed to be chasing Oxford United defender Rob Atkinson, but could be put off by his club's £2m asking price. He played a key role in his side making the League One play-offs last season. (Bristol Post)
Luton Town's hopes of signing in-demand midfielder Scott Twine have come to an end, after MK Dons agreed a deal to sign the player upon the expiry of his contract at Swindon Town later this month. (Club website)
Peterborough United and Hull City are rumoured to be chasing Middlesbrough's attacking midfielder Lewis Wing, despite Rotherham United looking to make his loan move permanent. The 25-year-old made 20 appearances for the Millers last season. (Football League World)
Ex-footballer Darren Campbell has urged Rangers to follow through on their reported interest in Fenerbahce's £3m-rated winger Bright Osayi-Samuel. He only joined the Turkish side from QPR in January, but is expected to be flipped on for a profit this summer. (Football Insider)
Leeds United have been urged by former player Carlton Palmer to make a move for Ghana international Andre Ayew, who has been released by Swansea. He also played for the likes of West Ham and Marseille earlier in his career. (Transfer Tavern)
Ex-Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner looks set for a return to the Championship, with reports suggesting he's closing in on becoming the new West Brom boss. His managerial role was a dismal spell with now relegated German side Schalke. (BBC Sport)