Leeds United transfer rumours as two Elland Road targets near their final destinations

Rumours surrounding Leeds United’s transfer business have swirled around for weeks, but some now seem to be reaching the end of their lifespan.

One persistent claim looks set to be proven correct while another looks destined not to result in a new signing for Leeds, but instead an addition for a Premier League rival.

The beginning of the Premier League season is fast approaching, but there is still deals to be done across the division and Leeds supporters will be hoping their club bolster before August 14.

Here are some of the rumours which have emerged within the last 24 hours.

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Ex-Leeds United star on verge of completing Premier League move

Former Leeds United loanee Ben White is edging closer to a move to Arsenal, according to Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old saw his stock rise exponentially following a successful loan spell at Elland Road, helping the Whites seal promotion to the Premier League.

He returned to Brighton & Hove Albion following the conclusion of his loan and made a seamless transition to life in the Premier League, making 36 appearances under Graham Potter last season.

However, he has now reportedly undergone the second stage of his medical and could soon join the Gunners for £50m.

Leeds miss out on Chelsea loan target

Crystal Palace have beaten Leeds to the loan signing of Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, according to football.london.

The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Elland Road following claims Leeds had put a presentation across to the midfielder.

However, Palace now look set to land the England youth international, who will join former teammate Marc Guehi in making the move from Stamford Bridge to Selhurst Park.

Gallagher shone in a struggling West Bromwich Albion side last season after previously impressing in temporary spells with Charlton Athletic and Swansea City.

Bid accepted for young goalkeeper

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Despite appearing to have missed out on Gallagher, Leeds are seemingly on the verge of getting one deal over the line.

According to Nettavisen, the Whites have had a bid accepted for Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson.

The fee is reportedly worth an initial £1.6m, but could rise to £2m and would make Klaesson the third first-team signing of the summer after the arrivals of Junior Firpo and Jack Harrison.

Kiko Casilla’s loan move to Spanish outfit Elche left Leeds in need of competition for Illan Meslier and Klaesson, a Norway under-21 international, appears to be the man who will provide it.

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