New Leeds United boss Brian McDermott has set his sights on getting the club back into the Premier League, but insists he will have to let some of his players go in order to bring in his targets.

The former Reading manager hopes to regain Leeds' top-flight status after a nine-year absence from the top-tier of English football. 

McDermott, who was a chief scout at Reading before eventually taking over as manager in 2009, is useful in the transfer market and says he is ready to wheel and deal again this summer.

"At this stage you're trying to get players in - obviously we've got Max Smith in and another deal agreed - then we'll just see what happens in the next couple of weeks," he told Sky Sports.

"The situation is that there is a possibility that we may have to do deals going the other way with players going out to bring players in. As it stands there may have to be outgoings to get players into the club."

Manchester City are reported to be interested in Leeds defender Sam Bryan, although McDermott insists the 19-year-old will not be sold.

"At this stage you're trying to get players in - obviously we've got Max Smith in and another deal agreed - then we'll just see what happens in the next couple of weeks," he added.

"The situation is that there is a possibility that we may have to do deals going the other way with players going out to bring players in. As it stands there may have to be outgoings to get players into the club." 

 

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