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Leeds United round-up: Chelsea join Clarke pursuit, Woodman rejection and Bielsa presser

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Leeds United round-up: Chelsea join Clarke pursuit, Woodman rejection and Bielsa presser

A selection of the latest news and gossip from Leeds United.

Chelsea join Clarke pursuit

It is not just Manchester City in the hunt for Leeds United talent Jack Clarke. As reported by the Daily Mirror, Chelsea are also keen on the 18-year-old.

The Blues are hopeful of beating City to his signature after impressive recent cameos from the teenager.

Clarke, who has rejected a deal at City in the past, has impressed in recent weeks and is now pushing for a place in the Leeds first-team.

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman dives for the ball during the Newcastle United Training Session at The Newcastle United Training Centre on September 26, 2018, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Woodman rejection

Despite reports suggesting that Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa was not interested in Freddie Woodman, the Chronicle Live reports differently.


The Newcastle-based paper suggests that Leeds have had an approach for the England under-21 stopper rejected.

Newcastle currently have an injury problem with Karl Darlow so Woodman is not considered available for transfer.

Injury boost and captain

Marcelo Bielsa has delivered some good news on the injury front. Speaking in his press conference ahead of Leeds United’s game with QPR at the weekend he stated that both Patrick Bamford and Izzy Brown are ‘available now.’

He also stated that the dressing room will pick the captain in the absence of the injured Liam Cooper. Pablo Hernandez or Pontus Jansson are the likely candidates.

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