Andrea Radrizzani is planning on a low-key Leeds United summer transfer window even if prize assets are sold, Football Insider can reveal.
The United owner warned last week it would be a “difficult” window for the club in the wake of the their failure to secure promotion to the Premier League.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Radrizzani has made it clear behind the scenes there will be no major investment in the team even if the club are forced to cash in on some of their star players.
The Yorkshire giants, led by director of football Victor Orta, will concentrate on “quality loan signings” and free or bargain signings who can slot straight into the first team.
This comes after Leeds briefed the media that Radrizzani has no intention of selling a stake in the club for at least another year, following reports that the Qatar government-backed group which owns Paris Saint-Germain is targeting a stake in Leeds.
Leeds anticipate losing at least one of their star men following the play-off semi-final defeat to Derby County.
Midfielder Kalvin Phillips is the player attracting most interest from Premier League clubs, while there are also sides trailing winger Jack Clarke, centre-back Pontus Jansson, goalkeeper Kiko Casilla and striker Kemar Roofe.
Leeds finished third in the Championship this season after Marcelo Bielsa transformed the team that had finished 13th in the previous campaign.
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