Leeds to be active in transfer market this week - reliable journalist

By Alex Stevens

Leeds are set to be active in the transfer market this week, according to a reliable journalist.

Radio Yorkshire’s Joe Rawson has claimed on his personal Twitter account in answer to a Leeds fan that his sources have told him there will some “movement transfer wise” in the coming days.

Rawson has established a reputation for breaking Leeds news on the social media site and was the first journalist to reveal that the club had sealed the signing of Pablo Hernandez, who was unveiled last Monday as the club’s seventh summer signing, and that Charlie Taylor had handed in a transfer request.

Leeds are keen to strengthen in the centre-back, left-back and central midfield positions.

The Championship big hitters are in the market for a new centre-half in the final weeks of the transfer window as they currently have just three senior players in that position, Sol Bamba, Liam Cooper and on-loan Kyle Bartley.

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Bamba and Bartley partnered each other in central defence in Sunday’s 3-0 Championship defeat to QPR as Cooper has still not fully recovered from injury and was on the substitute’s bench.

They have been linked with the likes of Nottingham Forest’s Jack Hobbs and Aston Villa’s Joleon Lescott.

Garry Monk’s side are also reportedly keen to strengthen at left-back amid doubts over the future of Taylor and are said to be closely monitoring Benfica youngster Alexis Scholl.

In central midfield, the club have been closely pursuing Liam Bridcutt all summer following an impressive loan spell and have been given a glimmer of hope in the last 24 hours that they can clinch a deal with Sunderland.

Monk has been very active in the market this summer and is looking to continue his Elland Road revolution, as he aims to return the Yorkshire giants back to the top flight of football.

Monk has made seven senior signings so far, bringing in Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez.

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