1pm Leeds United transfer news LIVE: Raphinha flying to UK for £21m deal, Cantwell ‘back on’, James £25m BID – The Sun

LEEDS UNITED are interested in sealing a number of transfer ahead of Monday evening's transfer deadline with Todd Cantwell and Dan James among those linked.

But one man who is set to sign for the Whites is Raphinha, who is flying to the UK tomorrow to seal a £21m move.

Stay up to date with all the latest from Elland Road below…

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    Patrick Bamford says Leeds will continue to go toe-to-toe with the Premier League big guns as they gave Manchester City a huge scare.

    He said: “We go into every game wanting to win and it doesn’t matter who the opposition is and the manager has said that.

    “We won’t change our style depending on the opposition and we have a way of playing. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but we stick to it and believe in it.

    “That’s what’s got us here and I believe our start is down to the way we play. Hopefully we can keep it up. It’s very physically and mentally demanding, but you reap the rewards.”

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    Victor Orta has emerged as a target for Roma according to reports.

    The director of football has become a key figure after joining in 2017, following a spell at Middlesbrough.

    And Roma are targeting the Leeds director to take charge of their transfer policy, according to Sky Sports.

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    Raphinha is due to fly up to Leeds to complete his move to Elland Road.

    The 23-year-old will join from Rennes after moving from Sporting Lisbon a little over a year ago.

    Marcelo Bielsa has been keen to sign a right winger as back-up for Helder Costa.

    The move appears to end their pursuit of Manchester United winger Daniel James, who will not move to Leeds unless they sign Jadon Sancho.

    Bielsa has also been playing Tyler Roberts in attacking midfield as opposed to the Welshman's favoured No9 berth.

    Brazilian Raphinha has had two assists for Rennes in five games this season, adding to his five goals and three Ligue 1 assists last season.

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    Marcelo Bielsa praised Leeds' “confidence” and fighting spirit after a thrilling 1-1 comeback draw at home to Manchester City.

    Sub Rodrigo punished Ederson's weak punch with a deserved leveller on the hour after Raheem Sterling's fine 17th-minute strike rewarded City's early domination.

    Elland Road boss Bielsa told BBC's MOTD: “The start and the end were with City and the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half were a bit better for us.

    “For them to be superior to us is pretty easy for them… whereas for us it requires us to go to the limit to be on their level.

    “We did it with a lot of effort, a lot of aggression to win the ball back and the confidence in our game grew.

    “It wouldn't have been fair if we had won the match, it would've been possible, but not fair.”

    Meanwhile, Leeds and Fulham have been linked with a loan move for Arsenal's France Under-20 defender William Saliba.

    And Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly willing to consider offers for Wales winger Daniel James, who has been touted as Leeds' prime transfer target.

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    Manchester United are on the brink of landing Leeds' summer target Edinson Cavani on a free transfer.

    And club insiders are convinced the Uruguay striker can have a similar impact on the club as cult hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    Cavani, 33, was released by Paris Saint-Germain in June and is due in Manchester on Sunday ahead of agreeing a two-year contract worth about £200,000-a-week.

    As long as he passes the medical there should be no problems finalising a deal because both parties are determined to make it happen.

    Some fans are already voicing fears that the move will see the club plunge into a financial fiasco like the one that cost £66million in wages for flop Alexis Sanchez.

    But sources insist the top brass view it more like the move that saw Ibrahimovic become a terrace idol.

    Cavani’s wages will be half the salary Sanchez was on — and he is said to be desperate to prove himself in England.

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    Ole Gunner Solskjaer is reportedly willing to listen to offers for Daniel James in a bid to raise up funds for Manchester United's desperate Jadon Sancho pursuit. 

    However, the Old Trafford board are reluctant to sign off on a possible £25million sale of the Welsh star, according to ESPN. 

    And the outlet claims club chiefs believe United’s reputation for developing players could be damaged if they let their young signing depart so quickly.

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    Gary Neville, not for the first time, has found a way to sum up the collective footballing mood of the country – after Leeds fought back to hold Manchester City. at Elland Road.

    Leeds in the Premier League is so much fun.

    What a game of football! ❤️
    — Gary Neville (@GNev2) October 3, 2020

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    Both Fulham and Leeds are weighing up a move for William Saliba on loan, reports say.

    Journalist Fabrizio Romano told AFTV that the 19-year-old could be sent to either Craven Cottage or Elland Road to help further his development this season.

    The defender has also been linked with a loan move to France.

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    Leeds are still in the market for new players despite their impressive start to life in the Premier League.

    Marcelo Bielsa's boys went toe-to-toe with Man City this evening and gave Liverpool an almighty scare on the opening day of the season.

    But the club are still keen to add more and there multiple transfer rumours flying about.

    Most immediately are the reports that came from France this afternoon, claiming the Yorkshire club are interested in Brazilian playmaker Raphinha, 23 from Rennes.

    They have also been linked to other attacking names such as Arsenal's young forward Sam Greenwood (no relation to Man United's Mason) and Daniel James.

    Look out also for Leeds' pursuit of Norwich's Todd Cantwell, with the rumours growing in intensity.

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    Kalvin Phillips has been reacting to Leeds' engaging 1-1 draw with Man City.

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    Gary Neville, not for the first time, has found a way to sum up the collective footballing mood of the country.

    Leeds in the Premier League is so much fun.

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    It's finished 1-1 … somehow.

    Multiple chances at the both ends and a relentless pace right to the end.

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    LEEDS ARE LEVEL! Rodrigo has scored his first goal for the club after Edison makes a mess of a corner.


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    The second half is just kicking off with Leeds still trailing 1-0 after Sterling's goal.

    They improved as the 45 went on and will now be hoping to inflict some real damage on Guardiola's far-from-perfect team.

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    Manchester City's fast start has paid off as they take a 1-0 lead.

    It's a brilliant individual goal by Raheem Sterling who evaded the Leeds defence and tucked the ball into the bottom corner.

    Bielsa's side need to wake up here.

    Blow-by-blow updates can be followed on our game live blog: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12827629/leeds-man-city-live-stream-tv-watch-premier-league-online/

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    Kevin De Bruyne hit the post early on but it remains goalless at Elland Road after 13 minutes.

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    Leeds have reportedly put the brakes on their summer chase for Manchester United starlet Daniel James.

    The Yorkshire giants have been mulling over a summer bid for the Wales ace, but club owner Andrea Radrizzani has ruled out the move.

    Leeds chief Radrizzani is said to have admitted James is his club’s top target but claimed officials won't be making a move for him this summer.

    Radrizzani told Stretty News: “Dan [James] is on top of our list but seems he will be staying at Man Utd. There is nothing.”

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    Leeds are interested in signing Brazilian playmaker Raphinha, 23, according to reports in France.

    The winger has two assists in five games this season, as well as five goals and three assists in Ligue 1 last term.

    And now Marcelo Bielsa is interested in bringing the right winger to Elland Road and continue his revolution.

    He signed for Rennes only a year ago after moving from Vitoria Guimaraes to Sporting Lisbon club in 2018.

    But Bielsa is ready to bring his fellow South American to Yorkshire.

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    18-year-old former Arsenal player Sam Greenwood is stealing the headlines and hearts of the Leeds camp.

    He continues to impress as again he was on target for the reserves against Middlesborough where the Whites ran out 1-0 winners.

    It looks to be a steal of a deal which only cost Leeds £3m to snatch him away from the Gunners.

    According to HITC, a fan even went as far as to say “Why Arsenal would let him go is beyond me”.

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    Leeds are going hard to try and sign Todd Cantwell, according to reports.

    Marcelo Bielsa's side are being tipped to land the Norwich playmaker after the Canaries were relegated last season.

    According to Football Insider, they are “back in” for the £15million-rated ace.

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    Bielsa won league titles in Argentina before going on to manage his national team and Chile.

    He also took charge of clubs in Spain and France before guiding Leeds to their long-awaited promotion.

    Guardiola said: “It is a good present, a good gift, to have him here in the Premier League because his teams are always a joy to watch.

    “They always want to attack and produce some good football for spectators. That is good news for England.”

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    Pep Guardiola claims he still has some way to go to match the stature of Marcelo Bielsa in the world game.

    The Manchester City manager has often spoken of how he has regarded the veteran Argentinian coach as an inspiration throughout his career.

    The pair meet for the first time in England on Saturday as Guardiola takes his City side to Bielsa's Leeds, who are back in the Premier League this season after a 16-year absence.

    Guardiola said: “He is probably the person I admire the most in world football – as a manager and as a person.

    “I think he is the most authentic manager all the time, in terms of how he conducts his teams, he is unique. Nobody can imitate him, it's impossible, especially his behaviour as a person off the pitch.

    “When I get the pleasure to spend time with him, it's always inspirational for me. The value of the manager does not depend on how many titles or prizes you won. It is about his knowledge as a manager.”

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    Leeds are poised to sign Jean-Paul Boetius for £4.5million after missing out on Michael Cuisance.

    The Mainz winger has attracted interest from Marcelo Bielsa after the Bayern Munich ace failed to pass his medical in Yorkshire.

    According to BuliNews, Fulham and Leeds are both interested in Dutch winger Boetius.

    Leeds also remain interested in Manchester United’s Daniel James.

    And at just £4.5million, nobody can blame them.

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    Manchester United will launch a bid for Sevilla attacker Lucas Ocampos after being frustrated in their chase for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

    Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had also tried to pursue Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele on loan after hitting a wall with Borussia Dortmund.

    The Germans value England international Sancho at £109million.

    So now United are looking at plan C to get in back-up for Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood before next week's deadline.

    Ocampos, a 26-year-old Argentine, has been at Sevilla since 2019 and helped the LaLiga side win the Europa League last term.

    ESPN claim Sevilla are ready to sell him for £35m.

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    Pep Guardiola has hailed Marcelo Bielsa as the world’s most authentic manager ahead of Man City’s clash with Leeds.

    Pep beamed: “He is probably the person I admire the most in world football – as a manager and as a person.

    “He is the most authentic manager in terms of how he conducts his teams. He is unique. Nobody can imitate him, it's impossible.

    “I don't see him quite as much but when I get the pleasure to spend time with him, it's always inspirational.”

    Meanwhile, Leeds have set their sights on signing Daniel James from Manchester United. 

    The winger is expected to be allowed to leave Old Trafford if the Red Devils sign a replacement winger. 

    But it has been widely reported that James would rather stay at United to fight for his place.


    He made 33 Premier League appearances last season, scoring three goals and making six assists.

    Finally, Leeds’ record signing Rodrigo has described boss Bielsa as a “scientist” of football.

    The £36million man told BT Sport: “Bielsa, he has a totally different way of training – he’s like a scientist. He analyses everything, everything he does in training is for a reason.

    “We did something in training today called ‘murderball’, so the names say everything.”

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