04 Jul 2015 16:07:33
Birkir Bjarnason's move to Torino has apparently broken down due to Leeds putting in a higher bid and offering more wages than Torino were prepared to offer.
04 Jul 2015 18:16:13
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04 Jul 2015 16:07:33
Birkir Bjarnason's move to Torino has apparently broken down due to Leeds putting in a higher bid and offering more wages than Torino were prepared to offer.
04 Jul 2015 18:16:13
The iceman cometh
04 Jul 2015 08:00:17
Instead of Joey Barton, Leeds are considering a move for Wilson Palacios or Danny Guthrie, should be in the paper tomorrow
Cheaper wages, less controversial and just less Joey Barton
03 Jul 2015 23:01:08
Uwe Rósler is Intrested in bringing 1860 Munich striker Bobby Wood to Elland Road
03 Jul 2015 22:23:24
Bristol city want morrison :p
04 Jul 2015 09:48:58
great news hits you hard when you are losing such a great goal scorer hahaha
03 Jul 2015 21:31:30
From the horses mouth, leeds offered Celtic £2mill for lee griffiths, if it's upped to nearer £2.5mill business could be done. Also terms nearly agreed. Worth a punt for a potential regular Scottish international with champions league experience last season, also scored bags of goals towards back end of last season. Ok spl last season, but scored a few with wolves on loan other year
03 Jul 2015 22:22:20
Hope its true but can't see it with us having 9 strikers on books :/
04 Jul 2015 05:28:01
I can shaddit because we can always sell Morison and others.
04 Jul 2015 16:48:00
I really hope Leeds don't sign this muppet he is an absolute fanny and isn't good enough to grace the white shirt. Please Leeds don't sign him
02 Jul 2015 13:56:06
Brandon Barker is set to sign on a season long loan from Manchester City
02 Jul 2015 23:26:37
Don't know how anyone else feels but I just prefer them to be our players not loans. Could just be putting themselves in the shop window , no passion for the club
03 Jul 2015 03:01:38
Totally agree Lancaster White. As I put in a previous post loan signings really haven't worked for us in the last few years (Wickham, Livermore, Townsend. ) with the exception of Bamba HOWEVER Barker is in the last year of his contract so if he is shipped out on loan he has to know his man city days are numbered. As a result he may give his all to prove his worth and maybe we can get him for a cut price development fee. That said I would still rather have a solid, proven player on a permanent.
03 Jul 2015 11:27:23
Loaning Adryan worked well last season in that we had the option to buy and then realised he was not for us.
Loaning premier league young players helps club seriously challenge, chelsea and middlesborough last season where Karanka clearly had a hand from Mourinho but if Uwe has a little bit of love at Man City still why not take advantage.
So long as we sign a decent expeirnced midfielder i'd take a couple of loan players with a bit of pace.
03 Jul 2015 13:01:25
on the other hand how many do we loan out
03 Jul 2015 16:25:29
dont mind loan siginings, they often have more to play for and can make a great impact. You could argue they have no love for club but then some perminant signings don't have that love either. Prefer none loan players but prefer loan players to nothing
04 Jul 2015 11:22:49
I think it all depends on the mentality of the person you're signing. I don't mind 1 month loans that turn to longer because it gives you the option to send them back after you've seen them. But a full season loan for a player you know nothing about initially is always a fix. But in some places it works and others it doesn't.
I've always said the same, the leeds crowd are brilliant but you have to be a certain type of player to play in front of them. All we want to see is someone fighting for the cause. But sometimes it looks like we get on a players back and some players especially the big time premier loanees don't like it. It must be some kind of good mental experience though because how many loans have we had who were rubbish but went on to play in Prem each week and England lol . We'll that's my excuse anyway lol
02 Jul 2015 10:45:19
Rosler wants Omar rowe, who has just left the Southampton youth academy, he is a powerful fast winger who can play on both sides and is left footed
02 Jul 2015 10:41:30
Cellino seems to be looking to get players on loan from big clubs in England this season, such barker from man city. He is also keen on two left wingers: harry Wilson from Liverpool, and David henen from Everton, and right winger Duncan watmore from Sunderland. I think a left winger is vital as mowatt is our only left footed midfielder, but is too slow to be a winger, Walters is inexperienced and not good enough yet, if only we had a player like Aiden white who could play there
02 Jul 2015 11:24:48
If only Aidey White could cross a ball then he'd still be at Elland Road. Not good enough before, not good enough now, never will be good enough. League 1, at best, standard.
02 Jul 2015 12:14:29
Watch him send Rotherham up most assists in the league
02 Jul 2015 12:36:07
Ha ha mushy
02 Jul 2015 13:48:42
Mushy have you forgotten Charlie Taylor!
Personally not sorry that Aidy "headless chicken" White has gone he had more than enough chances.
Rosler is talking up Ajose which would give us pace up front.
I am not too concerned about the constant clamour for wingers, width can come from the full back position equally well Cooper, Reaney, Frankie Gray,Dorigo, Sterland, Kelly, Harte etc etc and dare I say Byram and Taylor.
If it is to be the latter then a defensive centre mid would be top of my shopping list to cover them as they go forward.
02 Jul 2015 13:53:16
You have footballers with brains and footballers with no brains. Aidy white falls into the latter & that my friends was his downfall. Being quick is not good enough without and end product and he had no end product 99% of the time.
01 Jul 2015 16:21:24
We are finally courting some wingers, Drury, recently released from Man City is training with us and Barker from them on loan. I would prefer a "headliner" but I think that has been signed in the form of Woody. But we are still after Murphy (cool "the two murphy's")
Still the squad is taking shape, just need that final push for Roslers preferred option of 4-3-3 to work.
Chris Eagles is without a club at the moment, surely worth a punt as a free acgent. Has championhip experience too.
01 Jul 2015 23:15:05
Not bothered for Eagles. Would only ever be a squad player and probably on a big wage, had enough of those over the last couple of years. Havent seen much of Barker or Drury but hopefully if we get them one or both has a bit of pace and a good whipping cross. got to feel with the size and power of Wood and Erwin we could do some serious aerial damage on top of worked goals.
02 Jul 2015 08:46:01
Barker deal done I'm hearing it will be announced today on season long loan and we could sign him at end as his contract expires but will have to pay compensation due to his age. MOT
01 Jul 2015 12:17:49
Big news I hear coming out of leeds.
Sheffield United winger Jamie Murphy has travelled to Leeds today for a medical. Billy sharp is going the other way as part of the deal + around £1m
Hearing this from a number of sources from both Leeds and Sheffield.
30 Jun 2015 23:26:32
Hey everyone, . looks like we got wood ;-P
01 Jul 2015 07:56:28
No wonder we didn't sign Head. Too many double entendre opportunities.
01 Jul 2015 08:44:12
Yes and now Leeds has a Kiwi in the first team.
01 Jul 2015 09:54:19
We've got Wood! I reckon we should be sponsored by Viagra this year.
01 Jul 2015 11:11:21
Danny Hay ( Kiwi ex-Leeds legend. sort of) advised Wood that Leeds was a better bet than Wolves. However Ricky Herbert (ex-Kiwi coach and Wolves legend. sort of) advised him to go with Wolves. Glad to see he chose the team that will be back in the Champions League within a few years. before his 30th birthday!
01 Jul 2015 11:13:31
Barker from Citeh on his way come on!!!
01 Jul 2015 11:25:03
Manchester City winger Brandon Barker next to sign
01 Jul 2015 13:45:55
Good signing and would take barker.
I can see sharp going to Sheff United fairly soon which I wouldn't be unhappy with so long.
30 Jun 2015 13:11:39
My cousin plays in the first team for Leeds and will remain un-named but has told me that Joey Barton has written a letter to the management staff at Leeds asking for a meeting about the possibility of joining the club not only as a player but also to start his coaching badges with a view to further development. I know he has acted like a tosser for the most of his career but he seams quite grounded now. I would be very happy with this!
30 Jun 2015 15:06:41
Yes I agree with you ,thought he would work well as a bit of protection and grit as Austen has gone .
He is still a quality player someone who can hold the ball ,just the wages really ,but if he comes knocking we should see if a deal can be done .
30 Jun 2015 15:32:31
Other sites have said we wanted Barton (as did a few other Championship clubs) but he wasnt willing to lose over half his wages (we offered around £19k a week). The fact is, regardless of all his issues, he as played at the top of English and European football and the two times he has been in the Championship his team have gone straight up. If he has decided to take a lower wage as long as we help him get his coaching badges then we need to sign him up. Like him or loath him he will most likely be the most talented player in the league if he drops down and he would put the steel back in the spine of the team (Silvestri, Bamba, Barton and Wood seems a pretty good spine to build a team around to me if we can pull it off).
30 Jun 2015 21:07:31
he was on 80k
29 Jun 2015 18:34:51
Leeds have agreed personal terms with Chris Wood and he will sign a 3 year deal this week
29 Jun 2015 20:26:19
29 Jun 2015 21:04:20
Can't find any were that says that
29 Jun 2015 21:21:53
Seems to be a lot of confusion. Have seen sources claiming Wolves have signed him and others saying we have. My understanding is we have both had offers accepted and he has done medicals for both and contracts have been offered. He was originally supposed to favour a move to Wolves so it will be interesting to see if we can pull it off. A top signing if so, has been a 1 in 3 striker for the foxes which is impressive when you think how much he has been in and out of the first team.
29 Jun 2015 22:31:55
Id say Wolves because of Kenny Jackett.
30 Jun 2015 00:14:02
I'm sure we'll find out sooner than later
30 Jun 2015 08:15:36
well looked on line it's a money thing in wages so i'd say he waiting for highest offer which means going for money not the club
30 Jun 2015 08:57:17
Money club, ah well that's us out of the running then.
30 Jun 2015 10:28:43
I'm not a fan of the guy. I hope Wolves get him. It's not a signing that we need or want.
30 Jun 2015 15:07:39
I am 100% with DCD6 , I think the boy is average at best and is nowhere near worth £2 million , he is not consistent and will prove to be a waste of money if we get him . I hope that I'm wrong
30 Jun 2015 15:47:02
Looks like we are set to win the race for him after all, more sources saying he has swayed towards joining us now (offered a longer 4yr contract NOT a bigger wage).
Dont know why your all getting so down on Wood. At 23 he has another 3 or so years till he is at his best, he is a great finisher and adds height and power. He managed 11 it 19 for Millwall on loan (that works out at a haul of 26 had he played a full season with that strike rate) and 20 in 60 for Leicester and only 32 of those games were starts. Great signing and £2m for a proven player at our level is better than the supposed £3m we are ready to pay for Avenatti (10 goals in his last 51 games) if we miss out on Wood.
30 Jun 2015 20:49:47
Don't know if woods transfer is still on as Leicester have just sacked Pearson.
30 Jun 2015 22:19:13
Still on. They have said the sacking won't affect the sale of Wood (they just spent £7.25m on a new striker so it may be a necessity sale). Medical was passed today and Wolves have pulled their interest so hopefully it should get announced tomorrow or Thursday.
01 Jul 2015 13:27:19
But didn't he go on loan last season to Ipswich and not get a game when they have strikers like Daryll Murphy, a Freddie Sears and Our old favourite Noel Hunt? Granted Murphy and Sears over performed but if McCarthy could get them to play well and not Wood doesn't that say something? Fair play we've signed him now and I'd love to be proven wrong by him, I just dunno if on this occasion the money couldn't have been put to better use.
29 Jun 2015 10:40:15
Possible swap deal involving Billy sharp going to Sheffield utd an there left winger jamie murphy coming to leeds also qpr r in talks with woods c'mon leeds show some intend were the biggest club outside the PL an we get beat to signings by weer clubs leeds united should sell itself to anyone especially the passion us leeds fans have for are club MOT
29 Jun 2015 11:32:54
thought Sheffield said sharp wage to high
29 Jun 2015 20:25:52
Sharp can go -best days were years ago, and not at a particularly high level. Out of his depth at Leeds, I'm afraid. Poor Hockaday signing -Cellino was right to be sceptical.
30 Jun 2015 10:31:37
I cannot believe people would want to lose an experienced player like sharp from a very inexperienced squad and replace him with all these youngsters with little or no experience. I don't see Sharp playing a major part but he is a valuable player to have around.
01 Jul 2015 00:14:22
Hockaday had no input into player signings.
01 Jul 2015 23:07:00
Hockaday was the one who pushed for Sharp and Ajose -Cellino was reluctnat on both counts, but allowed himself to be persuaded, which he regretted almost straightaway.
27 Jun 2015 18:05:28
Leeds are weighing up a move for West Ham's young defensive midfielder Diego Poyet
Martyn Glover previously signed Poyet while at West ham and has now recommended his name to the people at Leeds
27 Jun 2015 21:28:29
Be good move if we can get him
28 Jun 2015 03:52:25
Would def be a good signing, he is pretty highly thought of but this is getting a bit like the Beckford saga now. When a player gets linked 3-4 transfer windows in a row I just assume its not going to happen.
28 Jun 2015 17:09:47
Played against us a couple of years ago looked quality.
29 Jun 2015 02:11:05
Good player. Something of a coup if we pull it off.
29 Jun 2015 09:38:03
Don't need him, already have murphy, mowatt, cook, Bianchi, sloth, Phillips and Dawson in central midfield
29 Jun 2015 20:24:25
Get him in, would bring something we don't have, and would be far preferable to Barton in that role. We definitely need him!
27 Jun 2015 15:07:12
Former Scotland Under-21 forward Jamie Murphy is in talks with Leeds United after Brighton were put off by Sheffield United's £1.5m asking price for the former Motherwell player.
27 Jun 2015 21:29:34
How old is he?
28 Jun 2015 03:44:22
He is 25 and scored 11 in 45 league 1 games last season (but only 17 in 94 for them in total. not sure on his assists). This rumour could be a goer as we supposedly want him and they want Sharp so we can get a part exchange. Is it just me that thinks £1.5m is a little excessive for a Lg1 player after all the wingers we have missed/passed on for free so far? We have missed out on guys like Pringle and JET, maybe 4-5 others as well if rumour sites are to be believed and now we only seem to be linked with Murphy and Barker (18 year old man city winger). All this is starting to worry me as by my count we still need a commanding defensive mid to replace Austin, a proven striker, Erwin could come good but that's a huge risk to have him as first choice, and 2-3 wingers, depending on if Ajose is in next seasons plans, with supposedly only 3 more signings expected. Starting to look like we may be short out wide again unless we re-purpose the likes of Doukara, Sloth or Antenucci and i'm not sure that will work.
28 Jun 2015 08:06:51
I can see where you are coming from Gummie with your worry, but let's hope our new back room have something up their sleeve. However, if in the next few weeks things are still quiet, I'll start to become a little sceptical. The players we had last season for me would only be good enough to secure another mid table finish, so I'm positive we'll be investing in some new players soon.
28 Jun 2015 21:06:16
gummie 3 more signings but how many loans? wait to see what comes around at end of window that's when we will know
28 Jun 2015 22:37:07
Yeah, to be fair tommoleeds78 i'm not getting too down over it or anything, as JT says we have a team that should see Mid table without a lot of trouble and the backroom additions have been great. i'm just a little frustrated that everybody has known our major problem has been out wide since, arguably, Gradel went (Snoddy was good but never fast enough to do it alone) yet we don't fix it. In the past I have chalked it up to availability and money but some really good wide players have been on frees this year and we haven't offered for them, which was fine as some big fee based players had been linked. Now we just seem to be scraping the barrel a bit looking at loaning 18 year olds. Also a load of loans isn't the way, excepting Bamba they haven't really lived up to it the last few seasons for us.
Maybe its all a smokescreen, maybe we have some top guys lined up, and I hope we do, but ill be frustrated till at least 2 wingers put pen to paper is all.
30 Jun 2015 10:38:25
With Cellino in charge you can guarantee that the signings aren't over. I just think we need to sit tight because we'll have secured our targets with regards to what was available come end of the season. I bet we'll have a few trials with regards to pre season games aswell. We've also got to how the premier league squads shape up because loans may come available that aren't right now, like with Bournemouth signing a fair few players, they will have to offload some players somewhere. Not saying get Bournemouth players, was just an example lol .
I think 2/3 weeks down the line we'll have seen and be seeing a lot more.
26 Jun 2015 13:40:53
I read an article how how commented that LUFC were dgoing to sign 4 players in the next 9 days (presumeably before July) with one major acquisition. With Bamba just completed, that leaves 3.
Lots of rumours going round, but I just read Maguire, Donaldson and Wood (2.5m) are being courted.
Probably not true, but its the first time I have heard names that actually make sense and tick all the boxes.
27 Jun 2015 18:58:39
not the Birmingham player he's staying put
26 Jun 2015 03:58:34
So ill keep my signing streak going next 2 players we will sign an yes I haven't been drinking are stefan okaka chuka & Jonathan biabiany I was frist to tell yous about Erwin an I told yous about bamba deal so wait an see lads & ladetts
26 Jun 2015 06:57:58
???? is who r they
26 Jun 2015 07:25:19
Biabiany interesting wouldn't mind any of those two but can't see it.
26 Jun 2015 10:30:08
where do some people get info from Stefano okaka 25 value says 6.5m centre forward but not scored more than 9 goals in a season . biabiany 27 value 3.5m winger parma 179 games 26 goals in five seasons
26 Jun 2015 10:44:26
Keep taking the tablets!
26 Jun 2015 12:58:10
It's not so unthinkable.
26 Jun 2015 14:10:54
Okaka has been coming up on loads of rumour sites but its unlikely. firstly bids are already supposedly up to 3.5m Euros, which is on the steep side for an striker unproven in the english league, and that will likely go up with at least 5 clubs linked with him. The biggest hurdle however will be that he has already stated that he has no interest in leaving Italy with a number of big Italian clubs in the chase.
The fact we have been linked with Wood (unfortunately looks like he's going to wolves) and Donaldson (Brum don't want to sell) since this rumour appeared suggests we might have cooled this one and are looking at different options.
Havent seen anything on Biabiany though.
26 Jun 2015 18:33:50
Bjarnasson is deciding who to join next week, could see him in a Leeds shirt, do we have the spending power though?
26 Jun 2015 22:46:31
Currently doing a medical with Torino so unlikely its us.
26 Jun 2015 23:13:46
Okaka Chuka couldn't cut it at Fulham and Biabiany retired at the start of last season didn't he with a heart defect?
We all knew Bamba would sign as he said as much in any interview he did and as for Lee Erin . Well done.
27 Jun 2015 08:09:08
rumours are that biabany is set to come back to football apparently the medicl condition is stabalized and he is fit to play
24 Jun 2015 07:16:16
Sharp to Wigan? Pleaseeeee!
24 Jun 2015 14:01:51
and take morison for free
24 Jun 2015 22:53:38
I would let Sharp go in a heart beat. He is a poacher that plays well as part of a front 2 (which we didn't play this season and it seems won't next either) and for all the talk of him being prolific that was 7 years ago. in league 1. we need a 20 goal striker and he won't give us that. I would however keep Morison. He reminds me of Drogba at Chelski this year. He may be past his best, he won't score 20-30 goals anymore but his work rate and physicality can see you through tough games and the fact that he has been prolific at this level will only help a young striker like Erwin on the training pitch.
25 Jun 2015 07:10:15
U jest gummie!
And here's me thinking Morrison was going to bag 30 this season.
And even mentioning him in same sentence as drogba is so wrong!
25 Jun 2015 10:21:24
Your best post Ausman. Spot on.
26 Jun 2015 01:38:42
Terrible idea unless mckay is coming our way
26 Jun 2015 23:16:08
Sharp has a lot more to give. No Pont turfing out Morrison and Sharpe and leaving Antenucci and Doukara to bring through the young talent lol . That's if Antenucci and Doukara even stay.
Keep Sharp or Morrison (Pref Sharp).
21 Jun 2015 16:29:38
Rosler wants mayuka from Southampton who will be available for a cut price since he rarely plays for them
21 Jun 2015 09:32:02
Can anybody tell what is going on with sol bamba this seams to be dragging on to me all week are linked with is free transfers and swap are we not going to spend any money it don't look great at the moment
21 Jun 2015 10:19:04
was just thinking the same. Strange that all the youngsters are getting signed up except Sam.
21 Jun 2015 12:32:55
Bamba is supposedly a done deal, just waiting for him to get back from holiday to sign the paperwork and do a press announcement, etc.
As for Byram the rumours are that a contract has been tabled so it could be one of a few things holding it up. We could be waiting for him to get back too, he could be waiting to see if we accept an offer from a prem club or there is just some back and forth between the club and his agent about terms (I'm guessing he will at least want a hefty pay rise if we won't let him go to a prem team and maybe some assurances of us going up in the near future). If he doesn't sign soon though I think he is probably going to go what with supposed offers of £6-8m been touted it wouldn't be worth letting him run down his contract.
21 Jun 2015 16:50:22
I thought Bamba could electronically signed the contract? This would suggest that the contract had not been signed for whatever reason and the longer this goes in is worrying as it would suggest he might be waiting for other offers.
With Sam Byram, I can't imagine him running his contract down, he'll either sign a new deal or go. Whatever he decides will be good for Leeds. £5-£6m if re-invested would bring quality into the squad or Sam on a new deal would be great for the team and show Cellino's intent. Let's wait and see.
21 jun 2015 17:14:07
he's signed salerno told me himself . i think he's either on holiday or some kind of red tape why they can't confirmm it offially but he has signed for leeds
21 Jun 2015 23:47:52
Yeah I did see something about Bamba maybe signing electronically but he could have already done that and they don't wanna announce it till they can get him to ER to do a press conference (bit of an anticlimax to do one a week after) especially as if he signs he has to be prime candidate for captain for the season doesn't he? Could also be waiting for a work permit maybe? don't know if he qualifies as an EU citizen tbh. Just seems to be too many sources saying its basically done for it not to happen.
20 Jun 2015 17:27:04
Mark Uth - another striker I've heard that Rosler is keen on.
19 Jun 2015 18:47:44
Gliver wants one of Leo chambers, Reece burke or Daniel potts from west ham, they are all young defenders and could be sent out on loan
20 Jun 2015 01:35:57
Potts signed for Luton as a free agent a couple of weeks ago
19 Jun 2015 11:30:25
According to German reports we've had a bid accepted for RB Leipzig striker Daniel Frahn
19 Jun 2015 13:21:26
Well his goal ratio stats look good, not sure how strong the second tier is in germany though.
Is this the red bull connection raising its head again?
21 Jun 2015 15:58:57
He's moved on a free transfer to 1.FC Heidenheim
18 Jun 2015 16:58:18
Simon Zoller - a german striker been rumoured to be interested in playing for Leeds
19 Jun 2015 11:20:53
13 games 3 goals 14 shots wow bit better than morison