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LUFC Rumours in full swing

LUFC Rumours in full swing

The transfer rumours begin to gain pace as we move ever closer to the start of the new season.

It has now been six weeks since the last ball was kicked in anger at Loftus Road and as yet, we have not seen a player come in or go out, other than those that were released.

Since the last rumours article was done two weeks ago, it has been all about the former players.

Alan Smith and Jonathan Woodgate are both rumoured to be on the way back and the scary thing is manager Simon Grayson hasn`t ruled us out of the chase.

The physio will be on overtime if they do come back, especially if it is Woodgate.

Sunderland midfielder Bolo Zenden has also been linked with Leeds but he seems to be in the same mould as Smith and Woodgate in that he has hardly seen first team football in the past season.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Tommy Spurr has been linked with a move to Leeds but with a number of clubs interested in his signature it looks like he will be joining Doncaster Rovers.

Sheffield United midfielder Nicky Montgomery, who was linked with Leeds last summer is once again being linked with a move to Elland Road.

Montgomery could be part of a deal that would see Billy Paynter going to Bramall Lane.

The striker had a poor first season at Elland Road and could welcome a move to Hillsborough and join his former Swindon Town boss Danny Wilson.

The biggest worry is the amount of clubs that are being linked with Leeds player of the year last season, Max Gradel.

According to reports, West Ham, Fulham, Swansea and two unnamed French clubs are trying to lure the winger away from Elland Road.

One player who will not be on his way to Leeds is midfielder David Norris.

The former Ipswich player was linked with Leeds in the first week of the close season and as joined Portsmouth this week.

Neil Kilkenny and Bradley Johnson continue to be linked with a host of clubs with Hull City (Kilkenny) and Norwich City (Johnson) the current favourites to sign the pair.

I am sure by the time the next rumours article is published in two weeks time there will have been some movement either in or out of the club.

Rumours so far

Coming in

Weeks 1-2
Keith Southern - Blackpool (Signed new deal at Blackppol)
Lee Bowyer - Birmingham
Victor Paisson - Hibernian
David Norris - Ipswich Town (joined Portsmouth)
Keiren Westwood - Coventry City

Weeks 3-4
Tom Naylor - Mansfield Town
Jack Cork - Chelsea
Barry Douglas - Dundee United
George Friend - Doncaster Rovers

Weeks 5-6
Alan Smith - Newcastle
Bolo Zenden - Sunderland
Tommy Spurr - Sheffield Wednesday
Nick Montgomery - Sheffield United
Jonathan Woodgate - Tottenham Hotspur

Going out

weeks 1-2
Kasper Schmeichel - Manchester United
Max Gradel - Hamburg
Neil Kilkenny - Stoke, Leicester, Hull City, Burnley, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Doncaster Rovers
Bradley Johnson - Aston Villa, Wigan, Stoke, West Brom, Bolton and Hull City, Sunderland, Norwich
Robert Snodgrass - West Brom, Norwich

Weeks 3-4
Neil Kilkenny - Not signing a new deal
Bradley Johnson - Not signing a new deal
Robert Snodgrass - Norwich rumoured to have offered up to £5 million for his services

Weeks 5-6
Bradley Johnson - Reported to have had a medical at Norwich - Still no move
Neil Kilkenny - Hull City
Billy Paynter - Carlisle United & Sheffield United
Max Gradel - West Ham United, Swansea City and two unnamed French clubs.

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Date:Sunday June 19 2011
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