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.
Doyle is an 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. He is persistently linked with Leeds.
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 after he has been linked with Leeds for most of the summer.
McDermott is apparently also keen to sign Noel’s brother, Stephen. The winger was part of the Wolves team that was relegated last season and his contract has been allowed to expire.
The Bulgarian u21 international has been linked with a move to Leeds from current club Botev Plovdiv. He has signed a new contract in 2012 to extend up until December 2015.
Apparently Leeds have had an initial bid for the Peterborough skipper rejected with chairman Barry Fry telling us that Leeds can’t afford his want-away player. Rowe has one year remaining on his contract.
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. The rumours had died down about this player until recently.
Stokes has turned down a new deal at Scottish champions Celtic and is believed to favour a return to English football. Leeds however will only approachi if they fail to land Kevin Doyle ….apparently.
Upson is a free agent and a number of clubs are said to be ready to offer him a contract for the coming season. Leicester are thought to be the favourites for his signature but Leeds are apparent contenders as well.