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Reliable journalist gives update on Leeds deadline day transfers

By Harvey Byrne

Leeds midfield duo Toumani Diagouraga and Luke Murphy could be heading for the exit door at Elland Road on deadline day, according to a reliable journalist.

Joe Rawson, a journalist and presenter for Radio Yorkshire, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that Diagouraga is heading out, while Murphy is a target for “a couple of clubs”.

The pair have found themselves out of favour in Garry Monk’s new look Leeds side.

Sports website HITC claimed that Diagouraga, 29, was a target for Yorkshire rivals Rotherham, but Rawson has been told that the Championship club aren’t the side the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster is going to.

It could be that the combative midfielder is heading north of the border, as he has also been linked with joining former Brentford boss Mark Warburton at Ibrox.

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Meanwhile, the Yorkshire Evening Post has claimed that Sheffield United are interested in bringing Murphy, 26, across Yorkshire to Bramall Lane.

The midfielder, who signed for Leeds three years ago in a deal worth £1million, is expected to leave Elland Road this summer after Monk confirmed that there would be plenty of transfer activity before Wednesday’s deadline.

Both players have played just 148 minutes between them in the Yorkshire giants opening seven matches of the new campaign.

Monk has reinforced his midfield this summer with the additions of Liam Bridcutt, Kemar Roofe, Matt Grimes and Pablo Hernandez.

In other Leeds transfer news, Swansea have completed the signing of defender and United target Alfie Mawson.