Leeds are now under big pressure to sign Chelsea's Jamal Blackman

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux (FCGB) and Marseille (OM) on April 12, 2015 at the Chaban-...

Championship outfit Leeds United have missed out on Southampton-bound Angus Gunn and reportedly want Chelsea's Jamal Blackman now.

Jamal Blackman #46 of Chelsea warms up before the match against the New York Red Bulls during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015 in Harrison, New Jersey.

Almost two weeks after Jamal Blackman was spotted at Leeds United’s Thorpe Arch training ground, the Chelsea goalkeeper still hasn’t signed a contract with the West Yorkshire giants.

But Leeds' much-maligned director of football Victor Orta might now be under pressure to get a deal for the 24-year-old signed, sealed and delivered as soon as possible, because the club’s other goalkeeping targets appear to be beyond their reach right now.

The Yorkshire Evening Post had reported that Angus Gunn of Manchester City was Leeds’ top target and it seemed that the relationship between Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa appeared to make a deal all the more likely.

But in a massive blow, the YEP is now reporting that Gunn is instead heading to Southampton in a deal worth an initial £10 million. This comes after Birmingham City blocked Leeds’ attempts to sign the 32-year-old David Stockdale on loan.

Angus Gunn of Norwich City leaves the field following victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Leeds United at Carrow Road on April 28, 2018 in Norwich,...

Now, Blackman is the club’s top target – but this appears to be because the other men seemingly available to Leeds now seem to be either heading elsewhere or staying where they are.

Fortunately, the report adds that Blackman is keen on a move to the Championship after shining in the second tier for Sheffield United last season. But Leeds and Orta should not be under any illusions now about how important a deal for the Blues shot-stopper has become.

Missing out on a third top goalkeeping target in the summer wouldn’t exactly add to the optimism around Elland Road since Bielsa’s arrival.

Sheffield United's English goalkeeper Jamal Blackman (C) saves a challenge from Leicester City's English defender Harry Maguire during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between...

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