Round-up: Orta in £12m talks, Leeds set to announce fifth signing and Viduka's transfer advice
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Round-up: Orta in £12m talks, Leeds set to announce fifth signing and Viduka's transfer advice

Another busy few days at Leeds United, but one that is yet to yield a fifth summer signing – until potentially this evening. Pablo Hernandez has a new club in Castellon, the club he co-owns. But what on the players being linked with a move to Leeds? Well, there is a new player, and a potential signing.

Here are the latest updates, including comments from Mark Viduka:

Leeds in talks for £12m-rated ace

One of four Premier League clubs currently speaking to Danish side FC Midtjylland about Jens Cajuste. A Sweden international, the 21-year-old midfielder even played for his country at Euro 2020 – albeit for six minutes during a 0-0 draw with Spain. Leeds are in talks.

But Expressen say they are not the only ones, with Newcastle, Palace and Wolves also opening dialogue. The report states that Midtjylland want £12million for Cajuste – and that he missed Tuesday night’s Champions League qualifier against Celtic due to a possibly ‘imminent’ move.

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Fifth signing could be announced tonight

Don’t go to bed just yet. No, we won’t be selling a striker to a league rival – a la Matt Smith to Fulham – but we could be signing a midfielder. That is, according to The Athletic. They say that Chelsea talent Lewis Bate underwent a medical at Leeds on Wednesday morning.

A fee of £1.5million plus add-ons and sell-on clauses has been agreed, with personal terms also done. An impressive coup for Leeds this one – and the report says an announcement could be made on Wednesday evening. Fingers crossed this article becomes out of date in a few hours!

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Mark Viduka wants… a midfielder?

If you had to guess, the Duke would surely be looking to Leeds to sign a striker – given his love of goals. But the Aussie has been clever. He has urged Leeds – on TalkSPORT, as per Leeds Live – to sign a no.10 this summer. He believes Leeds require a playmaker to give Patrick Bamford ammunition.

He says: ““I would love to see them get a player who can play that final ball,” he claimed. “I thought that was missing for them a lot last season.”

Hard to disagree.

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In other Leeds news, Adam Forshaw could be about to make his long-awaited return.

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