Leeds United transfer rumours as Argentine striker not registered by current club and Bielsa’s Lewis O’Brien ‘frustrations’

Leeds will kick-off their 2021/22 Premier League campaign away at Manchester United later today.

The Whites could hand a debut to new boy Junior Firpo, while Jack Harrison could also start having signed permanently from Manchester City in the summer.

Activity behind the scenes is still ongoing as the Leeds recruitment team reportedly gear up to place a second bid for Huddersfield Town’s Lewis O’Brien.

Elsewhere, a reported Whites ‘target’ has not been registered to play for his side this coming season.

Here are some of the transfer rumours which have emerged of late.

Adolfo Gaich not registered by CSKA Moscow

Argentinian striker Adolofo Gaich has not been registered to play for CSKA Moscow this season.

The top flight Russian side have left him out of their squad and he looks set to leave the club this summer.

The Whites have been linked with the striker for a number of seasons now, but it’s believed he has his heart set on a move to Italy.

Nonetheless, rumours have linked the forward with a loan move to Elland Road this summer with some outlets suggesting a bid had been made.

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O’Brien tells Huddersfield chiefs he wants to join Leeds

Lewis O’Brien has told Huddersfield bosses he wants to join Leeds United this summer.

According to Football Insider, the Terriers midfielder has made it clear he wants to make the switch to Elland Road this summer.

Huddersfield have already rejected two bids for O’Brien this summer, one from Leeds and the other club is believed to be Crystal Palace.

Leeds are reportedly gearing up a second bid for the midfielder, having missed out on Connor Gallagher to the Eagles already this summer.

Bielsa is reportedly ‘exasperated’ that the Whites have not been able to tie up a move for the 22-year-old.

Liverpool keen on Adama Traore

Jurgen Klopp’s side could scupper Leeds’ plans to sign Adama Traore, according to 90min.

The Wolves winger was linked to Elland Road earlier this summer but a reported fee of £40million would be required to prize the Spaniard away from Molineux.

Liverpool are the front-runners to prise Traore away from Wolves, who is reportedly keen to leave.

However, Leeds football chief Victor Orta has worked with the winger in the past during his time at Middlesbrough.

Orta lured the winger away from a miserable spell at Villa Park and convinced him to sign on the dotted line at the Riverside.

It remains to be seen whether Leeds would part with such a hefty transfer fee. Leeds CEO Angus Kinnear told fans that this summer would be quieter than last year as part of the club’s plans for life in the Premier League.

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