By Danny Mills

13th Jan, 2022 | 5:00pm

Mills: Radrizzani and 49ers at loggerheads at Leeds after source's transfer reveal

Danny Mills has suggested it is the San Fransisco 49ers who will hold back Leeds United from spending big this month.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender suggested the 49ers and Andrea Radrizzani’s interests are not “dovetailing”.

A club source revealed to Football Insider on Tuesday (11 January) Marcelo Bielsa has been told he can only make loan signings this month.

Leeds confirmed towards the end of last year (November 5) the San Fransisco 49ers had increased their stake in the club to 44 per cent.

The other 56 per cent is owned by Radrizzani via his investment group Aser Ventures.

This site broke the news on 18 December that Leeds are looking to add two midfielders after ripping up their original plans due to the ongoing injury crisis.

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And Mills has insisted that will still be the club’s priority in the January transfer window as he reflected on the latest news in the last 48 hours.

Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “There was talk of another midfield player coming in on some level.

“There are conflicting reports coming out. Is it Radrizzani saying ‘There is money available’ but San Fransisco saying ‘Hold fire, just in case we do get sucked into that relegation battle’.

“This is the problem when you get a current owner and new owners with money that don’t always dovetail together.”

Leeds are only eight points ahead of Burnley who occupy the final relegation place.

The Clarets have two games in hand over the west Yorkshire giants.

In other news, Leeds United have been tipped to sign a game-changing striker after a source reveal in the last 24 hours.