Cellino offers transfer update to Leeds fans, report suggests talks over as least two deals

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Massimo Cellino claims Leeds are working on a number of transfer deals.

Leeds owner Massimo CellinoLeeds owner Massimo Cellino

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has told the Daily Mail that the club are working on new signings, but have been somewhat delayed.

The Whites have already had an action-packed start to the summer, with manager Steve Evans replaced by former Swansea City boss Garry Monk.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Whilst a manager has been appointed, Leeds are yet to land any new signings, and new manager Monk will certainly be keen on bringing in some new faces to strengthen his squad.

Now, controversial and unpopular chairman Massimo Cellino has now spoken to the Daily Mail about the situation, explaining why there is something of a delay in Leeds' transfer activity.

Leeds United Chairman Massimo Cellino

Cellino claims that there is a board meeting on the 21st of June, where some issues with shareholders must be resolved - and if they are, Cellino promises that Leeds will be signing new players.

The Daily Mail add that a deal for Oxford United star Kemar Roofe is being discussed, and whilst Cellino didn't confirm such a move, he is confident that new players will be arriving.

Prospective new Leeds owner Massimo Cellino arrives at Vicarage Road before the game

"We are trying a lot of deals, but before our board meeting I cannot tell anything," said Cellino. "(On) the (21st) if we can erase the capital, we are going to sign a few player(s) for next season. I have a little problems with the shareholders. I hope everything will go fine (on) the 21st," he added.

The report adds that moves for a striker and another goalkeeper are being discussed, though it's not clear whether the striker is Roofe or would be alongside Roofe.

Either way, that's at least two deals in the pipeline for Leeds, and that would be a huge boost to Monk - though issues with shareholders must be ironed out first.

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