Sources: Leeds working on four new signings in stunning late blitz
By Wayne Veysey
Leeds United are working on sealing four new signings in a sensational late-window recruitment blitz, Football Insider understands.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are in talks with Liverpool over landing attacker Ryan Kent as a replacement for Kemar Roofe, who joined Anderlecht yesterday.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club are also closing in on Inter Milan rising stars Facundo Colidio, a centre-forward, and Ryan Nolan, a centre-back.
United also want a new goalkeeper before the Thursday evening transfer cut-off as they look to replace Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who signed for Burnley last week.
The Championship giants have gone into transfer overdrive after a quiet summer in which the only senior arrivals have been on loan or loan-to-buy deals.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
Football Insider revealed last month that the club had reignited their interest in Kent and were intensifying their pursuit of the £10million-valued attacker last weekend.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that he is only willing to listen to permanent offers for Kent, although that may not stop Leeds from pursuing a similar loan-to-buy as the Helder Costa deal.
Football Insider revealed yesterday morning that the club had stepped up their pursuit of striker Colidio as they look to beat Newcastle United to his signature before the window shuts.
Bielsa is a big admirer of the Argentina Under-20 international, who has scored prolifically at age-group level for club and country.
In other Leeds United news, Marcelo Bielsa is freezing out senior outfield international and wants him gone this month.