By Wayne Veysey
Leeds United have been hit by a double transfer hammer blow with their approaches for Liverpool duo Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson knocked back, Football Insider understands.
Football Insider exclusively revealed last Sunday that the Yorkshire giants had made moves to sign attacking pair Kent and Wilson, both 22, on loan next season.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club are not set to be getting two of their first choices for the winger positions they want to strengthen this summer.
Wilson and Kent are both keen to move permanently this summer if they are unable to force their way into Jurgen Klopp’s senior squad ahead of the new season.
Leeds would have no chance of signing either of the pair on a full-time transfer as right winger Wilson is valued at £25million, while left winger Kent would cost between £10-12million.
It means Marcelo Bielsa will have to look elsewhere for attacking reinforcements this summer as he looks to provide greater penetration to his side from the wide attacking positions.
Leeds are working on a deal to re-sign Manchester City winger Jack Harrison on loan and Football Insider exclusively broke the news a week ago that United have set their sights on signing Wolves winger Helder Costa on a year-long deal.
The Whites’ interest in strengthening on the flanks comes at a time when home-grown star Jack Clarke’s future is in serious doubt amid interest from Tottenham and other Premier League clubs.
In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that Wolves are ready to ask for a key Whites player in part-exchange for Helder Costa.