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LUFC Leeds United transfer rumours

With just one week to go until the start of the new season Leeds United finally made their third signing of the summer during the last week.

The long running Andy Lonergan saga finally ended with the goalkeeper signing a three-year deal from Preston North End.

Lonergan was first linked with Leeds four weeks ago.

The signing of a second goalkeeper finally ended the clubs rumours with a number of goalkeepers this summer.

As well as being linked and signing Paul Rachubka and Andy Lonergan, Leeds have been linked with Keiren Westwood, Jason Brown, Alex Smithies, Fraser Forster, Lee Grant, Tomasz Kuszczak, Iain Turner, Jerzy Dudek, Chris Maxwell and David Stockdale during the close season.

At the start of the week, it was unsure as to whether it would be Stockdale or Lonergan signing for Leeds, with Stockdale eventually signing for Ipswich Town.

Leeds have been linked with other players this week who have gone on to sign for someone else.

Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson has been linked with Leeds since the New Year but he chose to join Leicester City earlier this week.

Stoke City defender Carl Dickinson was linked with Leeds. The left back was one of Simon Grayson`s first loan signings at the club in 2009 but he signed for Watford on Friday after again being linked with a move to Elland Road.

With chairman Ken Bates indicating that the club were in talks with two midfielders during a radio interview in the week, Sheffield United duo Stephen Quinn and Nick Montgomery have once again been linked with a move to Leeds.

Another midfielder who has seen his name linked with Leeds is Stoke midfielder Tom Soares.

The 25 year old has struggled to get into the Stoke side since signing from Crystal Palace in 2008 and he has spent time out on loan at both Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday.

Two players continue to dominate the media pages with moves away from Elland Road.
The Sunday Mirror reported that nine clubs were chasing Max Gradel.

Robert Snodgrass is still being linked with Wigan Athletic and with the Premier League side selling Charles N`Zogbia at the end of the week they may now test Leeds resolve.

Just one week to go now until the season starts. Will we see any more players come through the door, or will it all once again just be paper talk?

If you read of any rumours in the press then please feel free to let us know on here or the forum pages.

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 (Joined Ipswich Town)
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 (Joined Stoke)

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

Week 8
Jerzy Dudek - Real Madrid

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

Week 10
Michael Brown - Portsmouth (signs and was never mentioned as joining Leeds)
Iain Turner - Everton
David Stockdale - Fulham (Joined Ipswich Town)
Stephen Quinn - Sheffield United
Nick Montgomery - Sheffield United
Alexei Emerenko - Kilmarnock
Giles Barnes - Derby County
Chris Maxwell - Wrexham
Sammy Clingan - Coventry City

Week 11
Sanchez Watt - Arsenal
Sammy Clingan - Coventry City
Wade Elliott - Burnley
Adam Le Fondre - Rotherham

Week 12
David Stockdale - Fulham (Joined Ipswich Town)
Andy Lonergan - Preston (Joins Leeds)
Michael Johnson - Manchester City (Joined Leicester City)
Tom Soares - Stoke City
Carl Dickinson - Stoke City (Joined Watford)
Stephen Quinn - Sheffield United
Nick Montgomery - Sheffield 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 - (Joined Leicester City)
Max Gradel - West Ham, Fulham and Swansea City
Patrick Kisnorbo - Crystal Palace (Signs new Leeds contract)
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

Week 10
Max Gradel -West Ham (rumoured to have made an offer), QPR, Wigan Athletic, Fulham and Lille.
Billy Paynter - Sheffield United (rumoured in exchange with Quinn and Montgomery)

Week 11
Robert Snodgrass - Wigan Athletic

Week 12
Max Gradel linked with nine clubs - first time that Paris St Germain are linked with his signing.
Robert Snodgrass - Wigan Athletic still chasing the midfielder after selling Charles N`Zogbia







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Date:Saturday July 30 2011

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