Leeds face competition for both Gvardiol & De Paul
08 Sep 2020 07:50 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Tuesday 8th September, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Phillips set to star for England
Kalvin Phillips will make his England debut this evening in an experimental 3-4-3 formation in Copenhagen. Manager Gareth Southgate will make wholesale changes to the team that edged out a stubborn Iceland side last weekend. Their blushes were spared when Iceland missed a penalty deep into stoppage time.
Conor Coady Joe Gomez and Eric Dier Jordan Rice and Trent Alexander-Arnold all look set to start! Only the front three of Sterling, Kane and Sancho look set to retain their places. In a recent interview Phillips said he was donating his England shirt to Marcelo Bielsa for gratitude to the Argentine.
Confusion reigns as Leicester and Juve join race for De Paul
Spanish media outlet Calciomercato are claiming Italian giants Juventus have offered a deal containing players plus cash for the services of Udinese attacking midfielder Rodrigo De Paul. Fabio Paratici, Juve’s chief financial officer, has offered Hans Nicolussi and £20 million left-back Luca Pellegrini to Udinese as part of a deal.
To make matters even more complicated Leicester City have thrown their hat into the ring. Calciomercato claim Juve have the advantage over Leeds as Du Paul wants to stay in Italy; however fellow newspaper FantaCalcio are suggesting Leeds have agreed a £31 million deal , as have personal terms with the player.
RB Leipzig enter race for Josko Gvardiol
Croatian media outlet 24Sata have reported that RB Leipzig have made a bid for Josko Gvardiol. The 18yo has been on the wish list of many European teams having impressed last season. It is understood that Leeds current offer of 18.8m (20m Euro) is higher, but Leipzig have attached terms which may be more attractive in the long term for Dinamo Zagreb. What is clear, the Croatian Champions won't do anything until after they play their next round of the Champions League.