By Steve Barras
The ‘silly season’ is upon us and we at We All Love Leeds would like to contribute in our own small way. Once a week we will post the latest rumours from legitimate sources, ones that we have heard but please feel free to leave your own rumours in the comments section at the bottom.
Becchio has been linked with a return to Elland Road after an unsuccessful spell at Norwich. The Canaries may send Becchio out on loan next season and Leeds could be his destination.
Currently contracted to Leicester City, Beckford spent time on loan at Huddersfield Town last season and is widely tipped to return there this summer, although he would personally prefer a return to Leeds.
The French born striker is apparently attracting the attention of McDermott; he currently plays in France for Tours and spent the last half of the season on loan at Boulogne.
After his release from West Ham, Cole is apparently attracting the interest of Leeds and Q.P.R. McDermott has tried to sign the striker in the past, for Reading but the move never materialised.
Doyle is another old Reading hand that McDermott knows well. He was part of the relegated Wolves side last season and could sign for a host of Championship clubs this summer.
Former Leeds favourite and one of McDermott’s promotion winning Reading side. He will be out of contract at the end of June and a number of clubs are said to be weighing up moves for him.
The Jamaican born winger is being touted as THE replacement for Robert Snodgrass. Humphrey currently plays for Motherwell in Scotland and isn’t considered to be high on McDermott’s wanted winger list.
A former McDermott favourite at Reading and he has been released by the club after five years service.
A re-union with his former manager could be on the cards.
A former Reading player, Khizanishvili currently ply’s his trade in Turkey where he has allegedly signed an extension to his contract. If true then this rumour is a non-starter.
Adam Le Fondre
It was rumoured that Brian McDermott was interested in re-uniting with Reading striker Le Fondre, however Reading chiefs have since said that new manager Nigel Adkins is under no pressure to sell any of their players.
Leeds have been linked with the £1million rated Mills in recent weeks. He signed for Bolton last summer but has featured sporadically during the campaign. He would link up for the second time with McDermott if the deal comes through.
Sharp has been consistently linked to Leeds United every transfer window. The ex-Doncaster player is struggling to meet Southampton’s expectations of him and he was farmed out on loan to Nottingham Forest last term.
Surprisingly released by West Brom this summer, Thomas could be one of the wingers we need. Following a successful loan spell with us last season, Thomas’ agent said that a number of clubs including Leeds were interested in signing him permanently.
Thompson is being linked to Leeds as a possible replacement for Sam Byram, should the Essex born right-back leave for the Premier League this summer. Thompson currently plays for Swindon Town and is priced at around £500,000.
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