Leeds eye international midfielder from Belgium as senior duo told they can leave - reports
By Tom Blackburn
Leeds are targeting midfielder Andile Jali from Belgian club KV Oostende, according to a report.
Belgian website Voetbal Primeur claim that Leeds have been monitoring Jali this summer and are now ready to make a move for the South Africa international.
Jali, 26, joined Oostende for just shy of £1million form Orlando Pirates in January 2014, and has become a permanent fixture in the Belgian side.
The central midfielder has played a total of 78 times while at the club, with his only goal coming last season.
He has played 33 times for South Africa, including three times at the 2015 African Cup of Nations as they nation failed to get out of the group stages.
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Football website HITC claimed on Thursday morning that Garry Monk has told senior midfield pair Luke Murphy, 26, and Koumani Diagouraga, 29, that they are not part of his plans and they can find new clubs in the next fortnight before the window shuts.
The revelation comes after Leeds secured the signing of Liam Bridcutt on loan from Sunderland, on Tuesday morning.
Bridcutt spent the last six months of last season on loan at Leeds and is expected to be a key player in Monk’s side.
In other Leeds transfer news, they have agreed a transfer with a long-term clause.