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Cellino makes early claim on Leeds United transfer plans for the summer

Massimo Cellino has revealed how many players he's looking to draft in at Leeds United this summer.

Massimo Cellino explained in an interview with Simon Austin, covered on his blog and by Inside Futbol, how many new players he’ll be looking to sign for Leeds United this summer.

Cellino promised fans they can look forward to a beautiful season next year in a very strong indication that the Italian is set to resume his post at Leeds after his current ban from the Football League expires.

“I have to change a lot of things, keep the best players and bring in four new ones, the right ones,” said Cellino.

“The fans are going to enjoy next season so much, it will be a beautiful season, I promise to them.”

Leeds do need to improve in a number of different areas, but Cellino’s comments suggest it won’t be manager Neil Redfearn who has the control over who comes into the club.

Redfearn has been forced to endure a difficult season in the respect that his hands have been tied over the players coming in, while his assistant has been suspended.

The encouraging factor in Cellino’s statement is that he seems determined to keep the club’s best young assets, who have been developed under Redfearn’s watch.

There could be some big bids coming in for the club’s best young assets from any number of Premier League clubs and Leeds have to work hard to protect them.

It’s going to be an interesting summer.

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