Leeds United look set for a busy final week of the summer transfer window.

Leeds United look set for a busy final week of the summer transfer window.

Chris Wood still hasn’t – technically – been replaced, while other positions are still in need of strengthening, especially if further departures take place.

So where might new faces arrive ahead of Thursday’s deadline, and who might they be?


Though Leeds ideally will have wanted another body at the back, the recent performances of Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper in particular have perhaps lessened the need to sign one. When fit, Everton loanee Matthew Pennington will compete with the pair, while Luke Ayling and Conor Shaughnessy can also step in.

Rumours of a move for Aden Flint (pictured above) of Bristol City, for example – who is likely to cost more than £5 million – are probably wide of the mark. But a back-up option could still arrive, with Harlee Dean of Brentford another alleged target.

Up front

Leeds were said to be chasing a striker before Wood left, which suggests another will be sought despite the capture of Jay-Roy Grot from NEC Nijmegen last week. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (pictured above) of Hamburg was strongly linked before the trail went cold, but it appears a move for the 25-year-old could happen after all, with the German side’s sporting director claiming Lasogga has been given time off to mull over a deal.

He could be followed to Elland Road by Pawel Cibicki of Malmo, amid reports the Swede has agreed a four-year contract with the Whites.

Anyone else?

Leeds have sold Liam Bridcutt to Nottingham Forest, which could potentially open the door for a central midfielder coming in. Having said that, Bridcutt was far down the pecking order anyway, and Leeds have plenty of options there at present.

Winger Stuart Dallas (pictured above) has been linked with a move to Norwich City, but remains a part of Thomas Christiansen’s plans. Should the Northern Ireland international, or anyone else, find themselves moved on this week, then replacements will likely be sought.

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