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Leeds United round-up: Warnock worry, Diagne passport hunt and Delph backing

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Leeds United round-up: Warnock worry, Diagne passport hunt and Delph backing

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

Warnock warning

Former Leeds United defender Stephen Warnock has expressed his concern that Leeds United may struggle to maintain their start to the season.

The former England international, who spent 2013-15 at Elland Road, believes the coaching demands of Marcelo Bielsa could put strain on the players as the long Championship season goes on.

The pundit, speaking to the Express, believes Leeds’ squad may be too small to maintain such form.

Diagne hopes

Leeds United may still get their hands on £3.6 million transfer target Mbaye Diagne in the winter. Leeds were linked with the Kasimpasa striker in the summer. However, it quickly became apparent he would not receive a work permit for the UK and Leeds moved on to other targets.

Mbaye Diagne of Kasimpasa AS during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig match between Kasimpasa AS and Antalyaspor AS at the Recep Tayyip Erdoganstadion on March 16, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

But, according to Turkish Football, he still wants a move to the UK in the winter and is waiting to see if he is awarded an Italian passport which would negate the need for the permit.


Diagne previously played in Italy with the Juventus Primavera.

The 26-year-old is in fine this season, scoring six goals in four games.

Delph backing

Former Leeds United midfielder Fabian Delph has been having his say on the West Yorkshire club’s promotion push.

The England international, who left Leeds for Aston Villa in 2009, told talkSPORT he has been keeping an eye on Leeds and is ‘quietly confident’ they can win promotion to the Premier League.

Leeds are currently top of the Championship.

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