Monk plans further additions before Wednesday transfer deadline
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds manager Garry Monk has insisted that he’s looking to bring further additions into his squad before Wednesday’s transfer deadline.
The former Swansea boss was talking to the media after Saturday’s 3-1 Championship defeat to Nottingham Forest and reaffirmed that he wants further new signings.
Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief football writer Phil Hay posted on Saturday afternoon on his personal Twitter account that Monk left no doubt about the fact that he was looking to add more players to the club.
Transfers: Monk giving nothing away about specific ins or outs (inc. Bamba) but left no doubt about the fact he wants additions. #lufclive
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 27, 2016
Monk has continuously stated throughout the window that he is looking to add players to his side, despite confirming 11 new recruits already. They include internationals Rob Green, Pablo Hernandez, Pontus Jansson and Liam Bridcutt.
South African publication Soccer Laduma claim that Leeds shortlist consists of South Africa international Andile Jali, but a work permit could scupper the deal.
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As well as Jali, West London Sport claim that Leeds face a fight from Fulham to sign former Tottenham and Newcastle defender Sebastian Bassong.
However, there could still be some players exiting Elland Road with the squad looking larger than necessary.
Possible departures include midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, who has failed to make the match day squad in the Whites’ last four fixtures after starting against QPR during the Yorkshire side’s opening day 3-0 loss.
Fringe players Luke Murphy, Marco Silvestri and Souleymane Doukara have all made just one start this season, while Champions League winning goalkeeper Ross Turnbull could also leave as he is now Monk’s third-choice goalkeeper.
It was also reported on Saturday that Tony Pulis was at the City Ground after the West Brom boss had been linked with a move for full-back Charlie Taylor.
In other Leeds transfer news, youngster Tyler Denton was named in the EFL Cup Team of the Round.