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Leeds United round-up: Hernandez competition, Davis signs and Cibicki future

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Leeds United round-up: Hernandez competition, Davis signs and Cibicki future

All the latest news and gossip from Leeds United.

Hernandez competition

It seems Leeds United will be struggling to conclude a deal for Abel Hernandez this summer, with CSKA Moscow now looking like his most likely destination.

Leeds have been looking into the possibility of signing the Uruguayan on a free transfer since the start of the summer. It comes after he rejected a new deal at Hull City and became a free agent.

However, his wages have clearly become a stumbling block, with Leeds also keen on Derby County’s Matej Vydra.

Now, his agent Pablo Betancourt has stated that they are ‘delighted’ with the offer from CSKA – as reported by Diario Carioca.

(Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Davis signs

Leeds United have completed the signing of a new academy player. The club have secured a deal for talented young left-back Leif Davis. The news is reported on the club’s official website, with Davis signing a three-year deal.

The 18-year-old will now go into the development squad at Leeds, where he is likely to replace Tom Pearce, who is playing with the first-team.

Cibicki wants return

Pawel Cibicki may have left Leeds United yesterday but the Swede does not believe his career at the club is over.

The attacker left for Norwegian side Molde on loan yesterday, after struggling to find first-team football at Leeds last term. He told Fotbollskanalen that he is looking forward to playing football for Molde and proving he can cut it at Leeds.

His loan deal expires at the end of 2018.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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