1) Adryan deal ‘very close’, according to his agent.
Leeds United are very close to completing a deal for Adryan, his agent has confirmed.
Reports surfaced last night saying that the youngster’s switch to Elland Road was close to collapsing, but those rumours have been denied by his agent and a transfer is still on the cards.
In an interview conducted by BBC Yorkshire this morning with Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, who spoke to Adryan’s agent last night, he revealed that a fee of around £5 million was close to being agreed by the clubs and a deal could be announced in the near future.
It could be one of two transfers to occur at Elland Road, with Mirco Antenucci set to sign at the club today, according to a report.
+++ Tomorrow the deal for Antenucci will be closed and he will be a Leeds player. #lufc— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) August 18, 2014
2) Massimo Cellino says that Leeds United target is a special talent
Massimo Cellino has described Leeds United target, Adryan, as a ‘special talent’.
The Flamengo youngster is considered a very exciting prospect and has been linked with £5 million to Elland Road, with a deal said to be very close to going through.
And, Cellino, who brought the 20-year-old to Cagliari with him on loan last season says that the Brazilian has the potential to take Leeds to the next level.
“The player wants to come to Elland Road, so that is not the issue here,” Cellino told The Sun. “I know Adryan well and he is a special talent.
“But this is a complicated deal. There is still talking to do with Flamengo and the player’s agent.”
3) Patrick Kluivert dismisses Huddersfield Town link
Patrick Kluivert has used Twitter to dismiss any rumours that he is set to take over as Huddersfield Town boss.
The Dutch legend emerged as a surprise candidate for the job at the John Smith’s Stadium after the Terriers parted ways with Mark Robins, but he has acted quickly to respond to speculation.
All the rumours are suggestions based on Nothing .— Patrick Kluivert (@PatrickKluivert) August 18, 2014
It leaves Huddersfield still searching for a new boss, with Steven Pressley currently the bookies’ favourite to take charge, despite his apparent reluctance to leave Coventry City.
4) Giles Coke enjoying Sheffield Wednesday life
Giles Coke says that he is enjoying life at Sheffield Wednesday under Stuart Gray.
The Owls have made an impressive start – beating Brighton and Notts County and drawing to Derby County - to the new campaign and Coke is hoping that he can continue his fine form for the rest of the season.
“I’m enjoying my football,” he said. “My goals are to play as many games and to be as consistent as I can be. I’m sure the rest will take care of itself.”
5) Craig Alcock not fazed by Posh return
Sheffield United new-boy, Craig Alcock, says he is not fazed by making a return to London Road tonight.
The Blades take on Peterborough United this evening in a League One clash, between two of the sides tipped for promotion before the campaign started, but their form could hardly be different.
Posh have won their opening two fixtures, whilst Nigel Clough's side have been defeated in both league games so far, but Alcock says there has still been some positives to take.
“I am a Sheffield United player and we need a result,” he said. “There have been positives to take (out of the opening games), but there has been enough to suggest we have the making of a good side.
“It will take time to gel, it always does. We all have to help each other out.”