Date: 4th August 2019 at 8:00am
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By Wayne Veysey

Kemar Roofe has agreed personal terms with Anderlecht and Leeds United will finalise the paperwork on the transfer today, Football Insider understands.

The 26-year-old forward is scheduled to undergo a medical with the Belgian club tomorrow before putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider the paperwork for the deal is being completed today as Roofe puts the finishing touches to a £5million-plus move.

Football Insider reported on Friday that Leeds had accepted a bid from Anderlecht and given the versatile forward the green light to head to the Continent and finalise the deal.

It means Roofe will be the latest player to quit Leeds for a major fee this summer after Jack Clarke, Pontus Jansson and Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who all completed transfers costing between £3m-£10m.

The loss of the West Brom academy product will leave Marcelo Bielsa with just one senior striker in Patrick Bamford and one of the thinnest squads in the Championship.

Leeds fans will be eager for Bielsa to be given the funds to strengthen the team in the final five days of the summer window.

United have not spent any money on transfer fees for new signings this summer, with all the senior arrivals – Helder Costa, Jack Harrison and Ben White – joining on loan.

Patrick Bamford will soon be the only senior striker at Elland Road, with just six days of the window remaining.

In other Leeds United news, Marcelo Bielsa is freezing out senior outfield international and wants him gone this month.