Football Today - Transfer Gossip (Monday): Leeds United confirm loan signing | Hull eye Chelsea defender | Boro's striker dilemma

LEEDS UNITED have confirmed Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman as their second summer signing at lunchtime on Monday.

Blackman joins Leeds on a season-long loan from Stamford Bridge and trained at Thorp Arch this morning after passing a medical over the weekend.

The terms of Blackman’s move to United were finalised on Thursday and the 24-year-old is preparing to play for 45 minutes in the club’s first pre-season friendly at Forest Green Rovers tomorrow night.

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His arrival follows another exit from Elland Road after striker Marcus Antonsson secured a return to Sweden by completing a permanent move to Uwe Rosler’s Malmo.

The striker turned down an offer from Italian club Brescia, owned by ex-Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino, to go back to his homeland two years after coming to United from Kalmar.

Hull City are being linked with a move for Chelsea defender Todd Kane, with the possibility of bringing him to the KCOM on a free transfer a growing possibility

If successful with their talks, it would add to the summer captures of David Milinkovic, Reece Burke and Jordy de Wijs by Nigel Adkins.

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The Tigers are also being linked with SK Sturm Graz’s 19-year-old midfielder Philipp Sittsam, who would initially be brought in to develop his game with the club’s Under-23s before any thought of throwing him into first-team action would be cosidered.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis says he won’t be rushed into summer signings for the sake of it, but admits at least one new striker is a priority.

“Sometimes you have to wait a little bit and see what happens,” Pulis told reporters, with Burnley’s Sam Vokes and Ipswich’s Martyn Waghorn both having been heavily linked with Boro in recent days.