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.
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.
With a year left to run on his contract and clubs including Blackpool, Wolves and Leeds apparently interested in his signature, it seems that King is on the move this summer. Birmingham turned down a bid for the striker from Shanghai Shenhua in February.
Adam Le Fondre
It was rumoured that Brian McDermott was interested in re-uniting with Reading striker Le Fondre and the rumours haven’t abated, however Reading chiefs have said that new manager Nigel Adkins is under no pressure to sell any of their players. Hull City have also registered their interest.
Scottish crisis club, Hearts are willing to let go of
their Scottish u21 international for a cut price fee. Leeds are among a number of admirers and are thought to have made an enquiry about the nineteen year old left back.
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. Bolton manager, Dougie Freedman is happy to sell but Leeds are understood to now prefer a loan deal.
Romanian striker Niculae currently plays for Russian outfit Kuban Krasnodar. Niculae is a fully fledged international player with thirty-nine appearances for his country.
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 approach if they fail to land Kevin Doyle, who has recently denied that he has had any contact with Leeds.
Leeds have been linked with Romanian Tamas who currently plays for West Brom. Tamas is another fully fledged international with sixty-three appearances for his national side.