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Leeds transfer round-up: Defender having medical, update on Gayle’s Newcastle future

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Leeds transfer round-up: Defender having medical, update on Gayle’s Newcastle future

Tom Pearce undergoing Wigan medical (Wigan Today)

Pearce, 21, has undergone a difficult 12 months at Elland Road since he broke into the senior side during Paul Heckingbottom’s ill-fated spell in charge following Thomas Christiansen’s exit.

A run in the side towards the end of 2017-18 has not been improved upon, with a disappointing loan spell at Scunthorpe coming last season. Despite that, it was believed the England youth international was to join Barnsley.

 

But Wigan have come up trumps – as per the report – and the youngster is undergoing a medical at Wigan over a move believed to be worth £500,000.

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Dwight Gayle wants Newcastle exit (Express & Star)

This could be one that develops throughout the day. Leeds have been linked with a move for proven Championship goal getter Gayle throughout the summer, after he returned to Newcastle from his West Brom loan spell.

The Baggies are also said to be keen on Gayle, who could be worth £20million. Now, the report claims Gayle wants to leave Newcastle on a permanent basis before Thursday’s 5pm deadline – despite Steve Bruce wanting to keep him.

It is believed Gayle earns a whopping £65k-a-week, and it means a deal could be difficult to be agreed. The Northern Echo reported earlier this week that Leeds had made contact over a move for Gayle.

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