Leeds United morning headlines as Whites learn Buendia price tag, Ben White transfer boost

Here are your Leeds United morning headlines for Sunday, August 2.

Norwich set price tag for Buendia

Leeds United must pay £25 million for Norwich City midfielder Emiliano Buendia, according to the Daily Mail.

The 23-year-old Argentine scored one goal and provided seven assists as the Canaries finished bottom of the Premier League.

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is hoping to strengthen his attacking options after securing promotion back to the Premier League.

As well as Buendia, the Whites have enquired about Club Brugge winger Emmanuel Dennis and have made an offer for Gent’s Jonathan David, although Lille are expected to win the race for the Canadian.

Leeds have also discussed the possibility of signing Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, who scored 25 goals during the 2019/20 Championship season.

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Leeds targeting Gent defender Mohammadi

While Leeds may miss out on David, the club are hoping to sign his Gent teammate Milad Mohammadi, as per Football Insider.

The 26-year-old enjoyed an impressive season in Belgium and may be available for £6.3m.

Bielsa was able to rely upon Stuart Dallas at left-back during Leeds’ promotion campaign but is hoping to enhance his options ahead of a first crack at the top flight.

Mohammadi, who can also be used at right-back, played 24 times for Gent during the 2019/20 campaign as the club finished second to Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League.

On Friday, July 17 Leeds United were promoted to the Premier League, bringing their 16-year top flight exile to a close. The Championship title followed the very next day, ending a 28-year trophy drought.

Wins against Derby County and Charlton Athletic followed before skipper Liam Cooper hoisted up the Championship trophy, as the party atmosphere continued across the city and beyond.

To mark such a momentous occasion in the club’s recent history, LeedsLive are going into the print for the very first time and producing a special 40-page promotion souvenir edition.

A season like this deserves to be remembered, so we will bring you our best work from the 2019-20 campaign, along with fresh analysis, features and insight from our Leeds United team of Joe Mewis and Beren Cross.

All you need to do to receive a copy is sign up to our Leeds Live United newsletter and pay for postage only to get this one-off memento delivered directly to your home.

We will also email you over our pre-season preview supplement before the new season kicks off as we look ahead to Bielsa’s men making some noise back in the big-time, where we will be with you every step of the way.

But before then, the celebrations will continue – and this one-off special edition is the perfect way to remember an amazing campaign.

For full details on how to order your copy, please click here.

Brighton new recruit may push White towards Leeds

Brighton & Hove Albion’s move for Joel Veltman may benefit Leeds given the fresh uncertainty over Ben White’s future at the Seagulls.

White has been a standout performer on loan at Leeds this season, and although Brighton boss Graham Potter has previously spoken of his desire to keep the defender, Veltman’s arrival may complicate matters.

With Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy, Matt Clarke and Adam Webster also available as central defensive options for Potter, Brighton may be receptive towards the idea of allowing an Elland Road return for White.

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