Report: Beckford and Robinson close to Leeds United deals

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Leeds are close to re-signing two former stars.

Leeds United are close to re-signing duo Jermaine Beckford and Paul Robinson on free transfers, report The Sun.

Jermaine Beckford refused to commit his future to Preston, reported The Guardian, after his play-off final hat-trick, and The Sun's report claims Leeds have won the race for his signature.

They state: "Rosler has seen off competition from his old club Wigan and promoted Preston for Beckford."

Beckford has been released by Bolton Wanderers after failing to make an impact at the Championship side in the 2014/15 season, sent on loan to Preston instead where he was rejuvenated under former Leeds boss Simon Grayson.

Former goalkeeper Paul Robinson has also been released, by Blackburn Rovers, and the paper report he is set to sign on a free transfer with his former club.

The former England international was linked to Leeds earlier this month by The Star, and would provide experienced back-up to Marco Silvestri, with former Arsenal stopper Stuart Taylor released by the Whites.

Robinson is 35-years-old and had been at Blackburn since 2008.

Leeds appointed Uwe Rosler as head coach last week, having spent the last few months out of the game having been sacked by Wigan early last season. These two deals would be a real boost to the club as he makes his pre-season preparations.

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