The January transfer window is really heating up. Leeds favourite Robert Snodgrass looks as though he is off to West Brom, West Ham’s Seb Haller is on his way to Ajax for a fee north of £20million and two defenders have already left Arsenal on loan. But where do Leeds stand in terms of incomings and outgoings?
The Whites have been linked with plenty. Julian Draxler, Lucas Vazquez, Demarai Gray, Fikayo Tomori and Luke Mbete to name just a few. Plenty of news has emerged on January 7, and below is our transfer round-up:
High five for Roberts
The Mail state that five Championship clubs want to sign Tyler Roberts. The 21-year-old was left out of the matchday squad against Tottenham, and it is now claimed he could go on loan. The report says Derby, Cardiff, Sheffield Wednesday, Preston and Bournemouth are all keen on the Wales international.
‘Most concrete’ for Chilean
Italian newspaper La Nazione say Leeds have made an offer to sign Chile international Erick Pulgar, and out of the offers on the table, Leeds have made one that is ‘most concrete’ – whatever that means. The biggest? The most secure? The most formal? Who knows, but Leeds have seemingly made an offer for a 24-time Chile international that is impressing in Serie A.
No more for Tomor…. i
Fikayo Tomori has been heavily linked with Leeds after falling down the pecking order at Chelsea. BBC claimed Leeds was the ‘likeliest destination’ for the one-time England international this month – with a loan deal in the offing. But Andreas Christensen has suffered an injury and The Sun claim that will hamper any move Leeds or other clubs make to sign Tomori.
Leeds face competition for Kone
CalcioMercato claimed at the start of the window that Leeds had made contact with Toulouse over a move for teenager Kouadio Kone – who is available for £9million. AC Milan were linked, and now bitter rivals Manchester United are keen – as are Borussia Monchengladbach – according to FootMercato. Bielsa or Solskjaer then, if Kone wants to move to England.