Leeds linked with seven players, including Chelsea duo

Elland Road

The rumour mill looks to be in full swing at Elland Road as Leeds United are linked with no fewer than seven potential new signings.

Although there are new reports of 'crisis talks' at Elland Road, it doesn't seem to have slowed down transfer rumours regarding potential new players for Leeds United this summer. 

In fact, the last 48 hours have seen no fewer than seven players linked with the Championship club, which given the blunt and dynamic nature of Massimo Cellino's ownership so far, doesn't surprise me in the slightest. 

The list is made up of prominently young players from very different backgrounds. However, they are all good players looking to prove themselves - a concoction which, as proven with Leicester City, Burnley and Derby County, can work very well in the Championship.

Here is the list of the seven players:

Sam Hutchinson - Chelsea

George Saville - Chelsea

Dean Moxey - Crystal Palace

Harry Maguire - Sheffield United

Leonardo Pavoletti - Sassuolo

Mirco Antenucci - Catania 

Christopher Forrester - St. Patrick's Athletic

Analysis:

Dean Moxey and Harry Maguire would be extremely good signings for Leeds. Maguire has won three consecutive PFA Team of the Year and Sheffield United Player of the Year awards in his first three full seasons in professional football, while Moxey has already proved himself good enough to play in a team capable of promotion. I imagine neither would come cheap in terms of wages; however, they could be a relative bargain for the quality they could bring in.

Another no-brainer for me is Chelsea duo George Saville and Sam Hutchinson in a double swoop. In the past, Hutchinson has struggled with injuries, but hopefully he will remain as injury free as he has been for the past two seasons. Saville has that little bit more lower league experience and was an important part of Brentford's promotion to the Championship this season. 

Christopher Forrester, Leonardo Pavoletti and Mirco Antenucci may be a little bit less well-known than the England-based players on the list, but each player has earned a good reputation. For instance, Forrester has been dubbed the 'Irish Messi' for his array of spectacular goals, while the Italian duo are said to be 'prolific'.

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