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Leeds United boss Garry Monk offers transfer update

Swansea manager Garry Monk

The Leeds United boss has signed six new players.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United boss Garry Monk has revealed to LUTV that he is planning to sign players before their Championship opener with Queens Park Rangers in 10 day's time.

Leeds have enjoyed a prolific summer on the transfer front as the former Swansea City manager signed six new players to boost the feel-good factor around Elland Road.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

With promotion being the target, there is a sense that the Whites still need a few more new faces to compete for a return to the Premier League.

Last week, the 38-year-old told the Yorkshire Evening Times that he was working hard to bring in new personnel, but Monk says the plan is certainly to sign players before their trip to Loftus Road on August 7, adding that the "perfect situation" for him is to finalise his squad before then.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

Asked if he would sign players before Sunday week, Monk responded to LUTV: "Of course, that's the plan. We're confident we can get some deals done to help strengthen the squad. I want my squad finalised before that first game. That's the perfect situation."

Marcus Antonsson, Kyle Bartley, Hadi Sacko, Matt Grimes, Kemar Roofe and Rob Green have all joined Leeds this summer, though three of those - Bartley, Sacko and Grimes - were loan deals.

There is always speculation about further arrivals, with Liam Bridcutt - who enjoyed a loan spell at Leeds last term - among those linked in recent days, while the club have also reportedly bid for right-back Haukar Hauksson, according to Expressen.

Swansea manager Garry Monk during the press conference

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