Date: 9th May 2019 at 7:00am
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Leeds United are confident of securing an imminent £7million bonanza from the sales of Samuel Saiz and Caleb Ekuban, Football Insider understands.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa has given the green light for the duo to be sold by the club after their loan exits to Getafe and Trabzonspor respectively.

As reported by Football Insider, Ekuban, 24, is close to sealing an £860,000 permanent move to Trabzonspor and Saiz is set for a permanent move back to Spain.

That is unlikely to be at loan club Getafe, but Leeds are still confident of finding a buyer for Saiz willing to pay their £6million valuation.

The £7million transfer windfall could be secured within weeks as United are eager to push both sales through before they begin work on their main summer business.

Bielsa has given the go-ahead for the attacking duo to leave regardless of Leeds securing promotion to the Premier League through the end of season play-offs.

Ekuban has made a big impact at Trabzonspor, where he has been a regular starter and scored eight goals from a variety of different positions.

Saiz has fared less well at La Liga club Getafe, starting just two games in total, and struggling to get the game time he wanted during a loan spell that has backfired for him personally.

In other Leeds United news, Burnley have set their sights on a Whites ace as contract talks are set to begin.