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Lee Johnson comments on Leeds United’s interest in Ross Turnbull

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Leeds United have been linked with signing Barnsley goalkeeper Turnbull.

Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield - available as a recording - Barnsley boss Lee Johnson admitted that 'conversations' have been held with Leeds United concerning the signing of goalkeeper Turnbull.

Johnson said: “The situation is he is still our player. There have been some conversations floating about between the two clubs, but nothing’s been majorly set in stone yet. It’s just a case of having a good sit down with Ross and him talking to the advisors of other clubs - not just Leeds by the way - concerning what sort of lengths they are willing to go to to bring him in.”

Whilst nothing formal has occurred yet between the two clubs, it certainly appears as if Leeds have stated making a move to sign the former Chelsea stopper.

Their interest was first reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post earlier this week, and with the Whites looking for an experienced back-up ‘keeper, Turnbull certainly seems a wise option.

The Champions League winning stopper, 30, has only been with Barnsley since last summer, arriving on a free transfer from Doncaster Rovers. He made 27 appearances in all competitions last term, suffering an injury towards the end of the campaign which kept him out of the side.

He may not be a top level goalkeeper, but he certainly has the ability to provide both cover and competition to Marco Silvestri. He also has experience of winning trophies, and is seen as a level head, and that could prove vital to Leeds in their search for promotion to the Premier League.

Considering Johnson has confirmed that ‘conversations’ are ongoing with Leeds for the goalkeeper, it should not be too long before they formalise their interest and make a concrete approach for the Barnsley man.

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