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Danny Mills believes Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa’s new contract is “just a case of formalities”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds defender said the club’s business in the transfer window shows they are still committed to Bielsa.

The Argentine signed a two-year deal with Leeds when he joined the club in June 2018 with the option for a further year.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United Chief executive Angus Kinnear told the Square Ball podcast last month that a new deal was “really close”.

He added: “He is so fixated on the preparations for next season the contract plays a secondary role.

“We’re aligned on all the principles and all I can take is his focus on getting ready for the new season is his priority.”

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Asked by Football Insider whether we can expect an announcement on Bielsa’s future soon, Mills said: “A lot of the issues around Bielsa are because he is unique.

“He is very, very different to any other manager in the way he does his deal. Out of his salary, he pays his staff and his staff are looked after by him.

“That might be why it’s being elongated and it’s going on a little bit longer because all those issues need to be sorted out.

“He’s got players in that he wants in the positions he wants. He’s got Leeds to where they want to be into the Premier League.

“I can’t see him leaving in any way shape or form, it’s just a case of formalities.”

In other Leeds United news, Noel Whelan has claimed Steven Gerrard’s hands are tied after Ryan Kent’s exit hint.