Uwe Rosler explains why no Joey Barton-type will arrive at Leeds United, refuses to discuss Daniel Bentley rumours

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The Leeds boss made it clear the club cannot afford a big name like Barton and spoke about the goalkeeper situation.

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has been speaking to BBC Radio Leeds this evening discussing a wide range of topics at the club.

One area that was brought up regarded potential signings at the club - in particular in goal and in midfield.

The club have plenty of midfield players but most of them are very young and inexperienced. Leeds fans have therefore hypothesised that perhaps the club need to consider bringing in a more experienced midfield player.

One name recently thrown up for this position was Joey Barton, prior to his free transfer to Burnley. It was that example that was thrown at him when asked if Rosler wanted a new midfielder to add some experience to the squad.

Rosler's response was classic:

"I would love to drive a Ferrari, but I only have money for an Audi. We must work in our budget.

"We don't have parachute payments; we don't have endless money like other championship clubs; so we must sign players sensibly."

The German was keen to make it clear that he is aware the club need to control their wage budget and ensure the club is in a safe financial position going forward - so big wages will not be spent on players. Instead Rosler made it clear players 'at the start of their careers' and 'with large sell-on potential' would be targeted.

Regarding the goalkeeper situation Rosler made it clear once again that a new stopper would be brought in to replace Ross Turnbull - who is set to be out of for most of the season with a broken ankle.

However, he refused to be drawn on potentially signing known Massimo Cellino favourite Daniel Bentley of Southend United. He stated it 'would not be fair to talk about players not contracted' to Leeds United. He went on to make it clear no deal will be done within a week as Leeds will bide their time to get the right man through the door to fill Turnbull's gloves.

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