Deadline Day deals as they happen
08 Aug 2019 07:07 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Thursday 8th August, and here are the Leeds Utd deadline deals as they happen...
In an 11th hour twist, Tom Pearce has decided to reject Barnsley and join the Latics instead. Wigan's last gasp offer, believed to be £250,000 will certainly put the Tykes noses out of joint having been monitoring Pearce's progress for weeks.
Meslier crosses the Channel to prove he's worth it
Illan Meslier is set to join the Whites on a season long loan from French Ligue 2 outfit FC Lorient. The 6'6 shot stopper, dubbed to be the best teenage goal keeper in French Football has been capped at U18,U19 and U20 for the French national team. 19yo Meslier has attracted the attention of Chelsea and Monaco in recent times and the Brittany club have already rejected an offer of 1m for their young starlet! At 19yo, is he ready to provide competition for the No 1 Jersey? Would you expect Leeds to have a buy on clause?
Nketiah fails to turn up for his medical at Ashton Gate!
Eddie Nketiah failed to turn up for his medical at Ashton Gate yesterday evening fueling speculation that the 20yo is on his way to Elland Road on a year long loan from the Gunners. We heard yesterday that Victor Orta had used his close friendship with Arenal boss Unai Emery to try and influence the deal, and by failing to turn up for his medical, surely that can only mean one thing!
D-Day on Kent deal
Will it happen or won't it? Throughout the Summer, there has been one name that has continually be linked to a move to LS11 - Ryan Kent. The highly rated 22yo who has represented England at U18 and U20 level had a great Season last term, North of the border at Ibrox. Unfortunately for Steven Gerrard, they don't have the kind of funds to secure the Oldham born starlet on a permanent basis. A fee between 7-5m - 10m would capture Kent's signature. Bielsa has been keen on Kent for some time, even postponing his flight to Australia so he could see him in action at Bradford. The Argentine wants to mould Kent into a No 10.
Unfortunately, according to reliable Leeds journo Phil Hay, Leeds will sign either Kent or Nketiah - not both. Who will it be?
Will Inter Pair arrive before 5pm deadline
Facundo Colidio and Ryan Nolan's proposed transfer to West Yorkshire hit the stumbling blocks yesterday as Inter Milan held out for more money for the Argentine forward. Colidio arrived from Boca Juniors in 2017 for 7m, and Antonio Conte is keen to at least recoup what they invested. Leeds on the other hand believe their valuation of 5m is sufficient.
Both Colidio and Nolan have agreed personal terms with Leeds, and whilst fees have been agreed regarding Ryan Nolan, there is still a bridge to gap regarding Colidio. Will Leeds still sign Nolan, even if the Colidio deal collapses? Perhaps the two clubs will meet in the middle?