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Leeds round-up: New striker talks; pursuit of Uruguayan over; Milner revelations

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Leeds round-up: New striker talks; pursuit of Uruguayan over; Milner revelations

Middlesbrough’s Bamford targeted by Leeds

Leeds United are in talks with another attacking target as Sky Sports suggest that the club are holding negotiations with Middlesbrough over a potential move for ex-Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford.

The 24-year-old scored 13 goals in 44 games last season after joining the club permanently and could now top the list of Leeds’ transfer targets after suffering several blows in their pursuit of additions to strengthen the front line.

Hernandez pictured in Moscow

Whilst he looked to be one of the top targets in the pursuit, but it now seems that Abel Hernandez will not be joining Leeds this summer as Leeds Live report that the former Hull City striker was seen in Russia ahead of sealing a move to CSKA Moscow.

 

The Tigers’ top scorer last season became a free agent this summer and was linked with Leeds among a host of clubs that were pursuing the Uruguayan, but such a move now looks unlikely to happen.

Milner wrote off Leeds’ debts

It may seem like many years ago now, but Liverpool ace James Milner has reflected on his exit from Leeds United 14 years ago, following relegation from the top flight and before he joined Newcastle United.

“What little money the club owed me I gave up to help them and they got a transfer fee. So it was portrayed to me that it was in the best interests of the club due to all the financial difficulties. I thought I was doing the right thing by the club. It was very tough to get relegated and there were a lot of financial things going on.”

Milner made the claims in an interview with FourFourTwo.

Now at Anfield, Milner has been one of the most consistent English players at the top level but clearly still remembers his roots in Yorkshire and the role that the club played in his development.

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