Leeds should sell Bellusci, Bianchi and Sloth and keep everyone else this summer

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United need a big squad to challenge for promotion.

Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci

As with every summer the rumour mill has gone into overdrive, with Leeds United among those clubs tipped to make plenty of signings as new manager Garry Monk aims to lead a promotion charge in his first year at the helm.

But it is not all about who will arrive, with the Whites sure to bid farewell to some of their current first-team options in order to make way for new signings.

Casper Sloth - Leeds United

That said, with a promotion push Monk’s priority, the former Swansea City boss would be wise to build his squad rather than simply replace like for like.

Any team seeking to climb out of the Championship needs strength in depth, which means in the short term Monk must be sensible, opting to keep enough good options on the books for the inevitable injuries, suspensions and dips in form that will follow.

Tommaso Bianchi - Leeds United

For that reason, Leeds would do well to sell only three senior players this summer – Giuseppe Bellusci, Tommaso Bianchi and Casper Sloth.

The latter has barely featured for Leeds since arriving at Elland Road and with just one year remaining on his contract now is the time to cash in.

Bianchi spent last season out on loan and will almost certainly head back to his homeland permanently this summer, while Bellusci is one of the few Leeds players they would be willing to sell who would generate significant funds.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

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