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LUFC Transfer rumour round up

LUFC Transfer rumour round up

We take another look at the transfer rumours surrounding Leeds in the past week.

With Leeds lack of activity in the transfer market so far this summer, you would expect the media to be full of rumours to do with players joining the club.

I think they have also cottoned onto the fact that old miser Bates isn`t going to dig into his pocket, to bring these so called 'quality` players into Elland Road.

It has been well documented in the press this week that Leeds have been on the verge of signing Andy Lonergan from Preston North End.

At the time of writing this article (Friday). The deal still seems to be stalling with, surprise surprise, the wages being the main obstacle.

Simon Grayson confirmed this week that the club are interested in bring 38 year old goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek to Elland Road but nothing can happen until the club have made room for his mobility scooter.

Grayson also revealed that he would like to bring Eric Lichaj back to the club.

The defender enjoyed a very productive loan spell at Elland Road last season and would be a popular signing amongst most fans.

Another goalkeeper, David Stockdale as again been linked with Leeds.

The Fulham keeper looks to be heading out of Craven Cottage and this is the second time in three weeks that he`s been linked with Leeds.

Huddersfield Town winger Gary Roberts as been linked with a £350,000 move to Leeds with the club facing competition from Crystal Palace.

Rotherham United striker Adam Le Fondre is also being linked.

The 24 year old has enjoyed two very productive seasons for the millers, netting 50 times.

One player who will not be joining Leeds is midfielder Jack Cork who was linked with Leeds back in May.

The midfielder joined Southampton earlier this week.

It has also gone quiet (thankfully) with players going out the door, with no mention of players such as Max Gradel and Robert Snodgrass leaving.

Patrick Kisnorbo was linked with a move to Crystal Palace last week but is back training with Leeds and ready to fight for his Elland Road career over the summer according to the Daily Star.

Who will we be linked with next week? Less than a month to go and we still have just Paul Rachubka.




Rumours so far this summer since the 2010/11 season finished

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 (Joined Sunderland)

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

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

Week 7
Torsten Frings - Werder Bremen (Joined Toronto)
Neil Danns - Crystal Palace (Joined Leicester City)
David Stockdale - Fulham
Kieran Westwood - Coventry City (Joined Sunderland)
Jason Brown - Blackburn
Alex Smithies - Huddersfield Town
Lee Grant - Burnley
Paul Rachubka - Blackpool (Signs for Leeds)
Tomasz Kuszczak - Manchester United
Fraser Forster - Newcastle United
Iain Turner - Everton

Week 8
Jerzy Dudek - Real Madrid

Week 9
Andy Lonergan - Preston North End
Eric Lichaj - Aston Villa
David Stockdale - Fulham
Jerzy Dudek - Grayson confirmed interest
Gary Roberts - Huddersfield Town
Adam Le Fondre - Rotherham United

Going out

weeks 1-2
Kasper Schmeichel - Manchester United (Joined Leicester City)
Max Gradel - Hamburg
Neil Kilkenny - Stoke, Leicester, Hull City, Burnley, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Doncaster Rovers (Joined Bristol City)
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 (Joined Bristol City)
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 (joined Bristol City)
Billy Paynter - Carlisle United & Sheffield United
Max Gradel - West Ham United, Swansea City and two unnamed French clubs.

Weeks 7
Kasper Schmeichel - Leicester City & Celtic (Joined Leicester City)
Max Gradel - Stoke City, Newcastle, West Ham and Fulham
Neil Kilkenny - Finally leaves and joins Bristol City

Week 8
Kasper Schmeichel - Joins Leicester City
Max Gradel - West Ham, Fulham and Swansea City
Patrick Kisnorbo - Crystal Palace
Bradley Johnson - finally completes his move to Norwich City
Luciano Becchio - Swansea City
Robert Snodgrass - Leeds ready to offer him a new deal and slap £8 million price tag on him

Week 9
Nothing

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Date:Saturday July 9 2011
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