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Transfers: Three players Leeds United could sign, and five they may sell

A look at potential incomings and outgoings at Leeds United after a busy week.

It has been a busy week at Leeds United, with the club confirming the signings of goalkeeper Charlie Horton and forward Lee Erwin.

Their summer transfer business is far from done, and there will be more incomings and outgoings before the window closes.

Here is a look at three potential additions, and five players who could be moved on as part of a squad shake-up.


Sol Bamba

This deal is already strongly rumoured to be done, pending an announcement, according to Italian website Tuttomercatoweb. Sol Bamba was on loan at Leeds from Palermo over the second half of last season and impressed enough to even be handed the captain's armband. The centre-back signing permanently would provide a big lift to all at Elland Road and would be expected to be a regular starter next season.

Tendayi Darikwa

Impressive Chesterfield full-back could be an exciting addition for Leeds this summer. Sheffield Telegraph reporter Alan Biggs claimed 24 hours ago that talks have taken place between the two clubs.

Darikwa, 23, is a right-back who played in every game for Chesterfield last season, and has just one year remaining on his contract. He would link up with former teammate Liam Cooper if he joins.

Birkir Bjarnason

Leeds United's link to Icelandic international midfielder Birkir Bjarnason is an intriguing one given that he previously played under new head coach Uwe Rosler at Norwegian club Viking. Bjarnason is also now a free agent, and scored 10 goals from midfield last season for Serie B side Pescara. Leeds' interest was first reported by Italian journalist GianlucadiMarzio.


Souleymane Doukara

Former Catania striker Doukara dropped off the map over the second half of last season, unable to even get a place on the bench. He had scored five Championship goals beforehand, and will be hoping for a fresh start under Uwe Rosler. If he cannot prove himself early on, then it would be best for Leeds to cut him loose rather than have him kicking his heels.

Tommaso Bianchi

Bianchi is recovering from a knee injury, but beforehand he was a divisive figure among fans, seen as the lacking quality on the ball to be a consistent player in the division. With Kalvin Phillips signing a new contract, Leeds would be better off putting their faith in the teenager and moving Bianchi on.

Nicky Ajose

Nicky Ajose barely got a crack as a Leeds player last season, and spent most of it on loan at Crewe. He showed while there he could be a real impact player at League One level, but is yet to do it in the Championship. If Leeds still don't consider him capable then there will be no shortage of takers in the division below.

Billy Sharp

Leeds striker Billy Sharp is currently the subject of overtures from Sheffield United, with midfielder Chris Morgan telling the Sheffield Star he has unfinished business at the club. Sharp cut a frustrated figure at times last season, selected inconsistently, and could become unsettled if Leeds add another striker to the squad.

Sam Byram

Selling Sam Byram would be a hugely unpopular decision, and is not one the club will take lightly. If they sign Darikwa it would either enable Byram to play in a midfield role, or provide cover in case of his departure. He has just one year remaining on his contract, and is yet to agree a new deal, and interest from Premier League sides has been reported multiple times, with Sunderland claimed by The Mail to be plotting a £5 million offer. That may not be enough to tempt Leeds, but a more sizeable bid could force them to reconsider. 

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