Leicester to battle Leeds United for wonderkid, ex-Rotherham United man nears exit

Leeds United are back in action this weekend, when they take on Manchester City in a mouthwatering Saturday lunchtime clash at the Etihad Stadium.

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

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.

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“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.”

Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Uwe Rosler has played down reports linking him with a move to Preston North End. He's insisted that he hasn't spoken to any club regarding a potential exit from the second-tier German side. (Bild)

Meanwhile, in the Championship, Barnsley continue to battle for an unprecedented play-off place, while the likes of Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town 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 Rotherham United, and a number of other clubs from Yorkshire and beyond, as the build-up to the action to this weekend's action continues:

Turkish side Trabzonspor are rumoured to be plotting a summer raid for Watford defender Kiko Femenia. He's played a key role in the Hornets' push for promotion this season, making 34 league appearances thus far. (Sport Witness)
Blackburn Rovers loan star Harvey Elliott has revealed he's aiming to break into the Liverpool side next season by impressing in pre-season. He's scored five goals and provided ten assists for Tony Mowbray's side so far this season. (CBS Sports)
Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton has responded coyly to suggestions that Manchester United's James Garner could return to the club on loan again next season. He claimed he was "delighted" with his efforts this year. (Nottingham Post)
Derby County's long-awaited takeover looks to be on the brink of going through, following the news that owner Mel Morris has agreed to sell the club to No Limits Sports Limited. The sale must now be cleared by the EFL's Owners and Directors Test. (BBC Sport)
Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium has been chosen as the venue for England's Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Romania and Austria in June. Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate managed Boro for over 150 games back in the '00s. (Club website)
Luton Town winger Tom Ince has revealed he turned down offers to join the likes of Inter and Monaco earlier in his career, and suggested it was more difficult for British players to move abroad then than it is now - citing Borussia Dortmund as an example. (The Athletic)
Brentford striker Ivan Toney has revealed he's aiming to be an "established Premier League player" within the three years, and that he came close to joining Celtic before being snapped up by the Bees last summer. (FourFourTwo)
Leeds United and Stoke City-linked defender Josh Doig has attracted further attention, with Arsenal and Leicester City now keeping tabs on the Hibs left-back. The 18-year-old has been capped at youth level for Scotland. (The Sun)
Ex-Rotherham United ace Kieran Agard looks set to be released by MK Dons this summer. His manager Russell Martin has hinted the player won't sign a new deal, as he looks to trim the League One side's wage budget. (The 72)