Paul Raynor dismisses most Leeds transfer rumours as absolute rubbish but hints at two possible deals

Elland Road pitchside

The Leeds United coach has been speaking in place of manager Steve Evans this week.

Leeds United’s assistant head coach Paul Raynor has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the possibility of the club bringing in more new players this month.

Leeds' latest action was to wave goodbye to a player as Sam Byram completed his switch to West Ham United. However, Raynor has hinted that there could be new faces at Elland Road sooner rather than later, while acknowledging that some of the rumours doing the rounds are complete nonsense.

“I have seen links with players that we don’t even know of, we get that every day and there is going to be speculation with a club this size,” Raynor told the YEP.

“There’s links and speculation all of the time. A lot of them are an absolute load of rubbish, but one or two are right and one or two are players that we have enquired about but we can’t really announce everything until everything is over the line.”

Leeds continue to be linked with Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic and Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty, while Bournemouth’s Lee Tomlin has now been added to the mix (as reported by the YEP). But Evans has already thrown a few curve balls in his short time at the club so do not be surprised if he has something else up his sleeve in the coming days.

Leeds have certainly turned a corner since Evans took charge but their recent defeats against Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday suggest there is still work to be done and more new faces could do the trick.

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