Leeds United are continuing to wait on a deal to bring Marcelo Bielsa to the club as their new manager. It is now reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post that the West Yorkshire side are waiting to receive a work permit for the Argentine and several of his coaching staff before a deal can be concluded.
BBC Radio Leeds are now reporting that a draft contract of Bielsa’s demands were sent to Leeds in the early hours of this morning and that the ‘ball is in Leeds United’s court.’
This story continues to rumble on as Leeds try desperately to get their man. One report in Argentina from Pasion Futbol is now suggesting the deal is done, and the wait for a work permit is all that is stopping an official confirmation.
Leeds United are reportedly keeping tabs on Brentford defender John Egan as a potential transfer target this summer. The YEP is reporting the Irishman is one of the names on the shortlist to strengthen the club’s defensive capabilities this summer.
No approach has been made for the Brentford captain but Leeds are said to be tracking the situation, with a move for the 25-year-old certainly possible.
Leeds struggled at centre-back last season and it is one of the key areas they are looking to improve this summer.
Leeds are believed to be in the hunt for Matej Vydra this summer. The Derby County star could leave Pride Park this summer and the West Yorkshire side quickly emerged as a potential destination.
However, as reported by Derbyshire Live, the Rams will not be selling him on the cheap. Despite previous reports a move in the region of £7 million could get the player no such price-tag will be considered by Derby this summer.
Vydra cost the club £8 million in 2016 and they will only sell him at ‘significant profit.’