By Will Butcher
Leeds manager Garry Monk has revealed that there will be plenty of transfers at Elland Road during the last week of the window.
The former Swansea boss was talking to the media ahead of Saturday’s Championship encounter against rivals Nottingham Forest, and said he expects activity in and out of the club before next Wednesday’s deadline.
Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief football writer Phil Hay quoted Monk on Thursday morning on his personal Twitter account as the manager saying that he wants to “add” signings and “fringe players are likely to leave”.
No more transfer news but said again that he wants to add – and that fringe players are likely to leave. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 25, 2016
Monk has continuously stated throughout the window that he is looking to add players to his side, despite confirming 10 new recruits already. They include internationals Rob Green, Pablo Hernandez, Pontus Jansson and Liam Bridcutt.
South African publication Soccer Laduma claim that Leeds shortlist consists of South Africa international Andile Jali, but a work permit could scupper the deal.
As well as Jali, West London Sport claim that Leeds face a fight from Fulham to sign former Tottenham and Newcastle defender Sebastian Bassong.
Possible departures include midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, who has failed to make the matchday squad in the Whites last four fixtures after starting against QPR during the Yorkshire side’s opening day 3-0 loss.
Fringe players Luke Murphy, Marco Silvestri and Souleymane Doukara have all made just one start this season, while Champions League winning goalkeeper Ross Turnbull could also leave as he is now Monk’s third-choice goalkeeper.
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