By Wayne Veysey

7th Jul, 2019 | 1:00pm

Leeds firesale: Bielsa green lights exit of another defender after Jansson & Halme - Sources

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Leeds United are set to sell defender Liam Kitching on a permanent deal as their exodus of players intensifies, Football Insider can reveal.

The Championship big hitters completed the sales of rising stars Jack Clarke, Aapo Halme and Mallik Wilks this week and they are set to be joined through the exit door by Pontus Jansson.

As reported by Football Insider, Brentford have agreed to sign Jansson after their £5.5million bid was accepted and he has agreed the terms of a contract worth in excess of £20,000-a-week.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Kitching, 19, is set to become the latest player to be sold as the club’s blizzard of transfer activity reaches a new level.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa has given the green light for the exit of the teenage centre-back, who can also play at left-back, despite his impressive spell on loan at Harrogate Town last season.

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The teenager spent the entirety of the campaign at the National League club in the fifth division of the English football system and was a regular starter, making 34 appearances in all competitions.

Kitching has two years remaining on the contract he signed last summer, but he is now headed for the exit as he looks for a new permanent home.

In the latest Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that a £6million-valued Elland Road ace has been given just a few days to find a new club.