Cooper told to stay put amid Blackburn rumours

31 Jan 2024 08:56 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Wednesday 31st January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Cooper told to stay put amid Blackburn rumours

Liam Cooper will remain a Leeds Utd player, at least until the Summer when his present contract comes to an end, according to Phil Hay. The news comes as the 32 year old stalwart was linked with a move to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday, following the £22m sale of Adam Wharton to Newcastle Utd. According to the Elland Road journalist, Cooper had been told earlier this month (when linked with Stoke) that the club had no intentions of letting him go!

Benson wants to stay at Turf Moor

Manuel Benson has decided to stay at Burnley for the rest of the season after his loan move to Southampton broke down yesterday. The Saints were in the midst of tying up the deal for the versatile forward, when they heard that David Brooks was available, and immediately lost interest in him (Benson).

Having already been linked with a move to Elland Road earlier this month, media reports naturally picked up where they left off; but it seems Benson would rather stay at Turf Moor, even though he often fails to even make the bench!

Cherries turn down Leeds approach for Mepham

Bournemouth have turned down an approach from Leeds Utd for Welsh International Chis Mepham, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. The no nonsense centre-back has only made three league starts for the Cherries all season, but with half their campaign remaining, have no intentions on letting him leave anytime soon.

Brentford set to rival Leeds for Welsh star

Brentford could pip Leeds to the signing of Connor Roberts, as the January transfer window draws to a close. Unsurprisingly, with a miserable 'Whoscored' rating of just 6.01, Roberts has fallen way down the pecking order at Turf Moor this season. Up until now, there has been little interest in the 28yo Welsh International, but with less than two days to go until the transfer window slams shut, clubs are becoming desperate to tie up loose ends. A move to Elland Road would make more sense. He wouldn't have to move home, and is good friends with Joe Rodon and Ethan Ampadu!

West Ham set to keep Johnson

West Ham have decided to work through their differences with wantaway defender Ben Johnson, and offer him a new contract! The former England U21 left-back was strongly linked with a move to Elland Road earlier this month, after falling out with the Hammers hierarchy over contract negotiations. Media Reports now suggest the 24 year old is now set to stay put in East London, much to the disappointment of Leeds fans.

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whiteswan wrote on 01 Feb 2024 01:17 pm

The Subhuman wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:04 am Wrestling with a giant squid?
Nice one...

hector wrote on 01 Feb 2024 12:36 pm

The Subhuman wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:04 am Wrestling with a giant squid?
you win..... You're closest :)

The Subhuman wrote on 01 Feb 2024 09:04 am

whiteswan wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 9:56 pmOctotupled
Wrestling with a giant squid?

malcolmw wrote on 01 Feb 2024 02:19 am

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 9:16 pm I don't think Cooper is anything like the other players you mentioned. He's a legitimate club man and would only leave if the club told him they wanted to move him on. Pretty sure any word of him across the blogs was just a load of bloggocks.
No, wasn't meant as an accusation towards Coops - I'm a huge fan, always have been. like Bill, he's given great service.

Just commenting that any such enquiry - leading to rumour - was shut down quickly. I like the fact the club is being decisive on these things.

1964white wrote on 31 Jan 2024 10:25 pm

Sara wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:18 pm Has there ever been so much agreement?!
I doubt it, Sara.