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Reports: Leeds strike deal to get player on Friday - but miss out on £15m-rated star

Leeds remain in the transfer market with the next two additions likely to be a goalkeeper and a midfielder. A replacement for Kiko Casilla, and more depth in the middle of the park. Well, two reports claim Leeds will sign one on Friday, in Kristoffer Klaesson – but have missed out on Conor Gallagher.

Klaesson deal close

Last week, we brought to you – via Nettavisen – that Leeds director of football Victor Orta had been spotted in an Oslo restaurant with Kristoffer Klaesson. Now, Nettavisen say that the goalkeeper is close to signing. The report claims Klaesson has been in England quarantining since Sunday.

That quarantine ends on Thursday, when he will be able to undergo a medical before a deal will be announced on Friday. A fee is expected to be in the region of £1.6million. According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, a five-year deal until 2026 is on the table for Klaesson.

But Leeds miss out on Gallagher

A previous report from The Athletic stated Leeds and Palace were in the race to sign Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher. Leeds had spoken to Gallagher, while Palace had FaceTimed him. Now, Gallagher has made his decision – according to a report from football website TeamTalk.

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They say that while Gallagher agreed terms and was even at Thorp Arch ahead of a Leeds loan, he is joining Palace. The £15million-rated midfielder (Sun) will now be be the latest instalment at Palace – following the signings of Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen and Michael Olise.

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