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Leeds United news round-up: Bielsa talks advanced, Hernandez close and Jansson opens up again

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Leeds United news round-up: Bielsa talks advanced, Hernandez close and Jansson opens up again

The biggest news from Leeds United over the past 24 hours.

Bielsa advanced

Leeds United are now in advanced talks with legendary Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa over the vacancy at Elland Road.

Sky Sports is reporting that the club’s chief executive Angus Kinnear has flown out to South America to discuss the move, with director of football Victor Orta already there.

The former Athletic Bilbao, Chile and Marseille boss is considered one of the greatest minds in the game and Leeds fans are very excited about what he might bring to the club.

Leeds sacked Paul Heckingbottom on Friday after an indifferent takeover from Thomas Christiansen earlier in the season.

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Ready and Abel

It does not look like that is the only South American arrival Leeds fans can get excited about. It appears that Abel Hernandez will be joining the club from Hull City this summer.

The Uruguayan’s contract at the KCOM Stadium expired this summer and Leeds were quickly linked with an interest in the goal-getting 27-year-old striker.


Now, according to Leeds Live, the two parties are close to reaching an agreement on a deal that takes him to Elland Road.

The report suggests Leeds have beaten out competition from both Aston Villa and Wolves for a player who might finally solve their striker shortage this summer.

Jansson talking … again

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson continues to talk up a potential move away from the club this summer. Speaking to Afton Bladet this week the Swedish international made it clear that there is interest in his services from the Premier League this summer and that he wants to assess Leeds’ ambition before making a decision.

Southampton and Burnley are credited with an interest in the player, who had a poor season with the club last term despite an excellent debut campaign.

If Jansson can have a good World Cup with Sweden, then Leeds might find it hard to keep the cult hero.

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