By Alex Stevens

Massimo Cellino is targeting three new signings after Leeds opened their Championship campaign with back-to-back defeats.

Manager Garry Monk was openly furious with his players in the aftermath of their 2-1 defeat to Birmingham on Saturday and it is likely to be a stance shared by the club’s controversial owner.

The Sun claim Cellino is eyeing reinforcements in three positions in the final weeks of the summer transfer window.

It is said that the owner is in the market for centre-back after skipper Sol Bamba’s displays against QPR and Birmingham and is also keen for competition for goalkeeper Rob Green.

The Sun also state that Cellino wants to beef up Monk’s management team.

This comes as Leeds close in on signing Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland following extensive talks this summer.

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay revealed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon that the Scotland international is on the verge of being a Leeds player as his representatives look to thrash out personal terms with the Elland Road big hitters.

The signing of Bridcutt could be confirmed within days as the former Chelsea midfielder looks to re-join the Yorkshire giants after spending last season on loan at Elland Road.

Hay reported on Friday that Bridcutt wants a three-year Leeds contract after finally being given the green light to discuss personal terms.


Former Swansea boss Monk has been very active in the market this summer and is looking to continue his Elland Road revolution, as he aims to return the Yorkshire giants back to the top flight of football.

Monk has made eight senior signings so far, bringing in Luke Ayling, Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez.

In other Leeds transfer news, captain Sol Bamba has implored his boss to bring in some new signings.