Leeds transfer update delivered by Phil Hay

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Leeds United's summer is showing no signs of letting up.

In short, this has been a period to remember.

Promotion, winning the Championship, a new transfer record. Everything you'd want your club to do has been achieved. If that wasn't enough, they even scored three times at Anfield.

That, unfortunately, came in a defeat. However, they were on the right end of a 4-3 scoreline on Saturday.

If Leeds hadn't enjoyed enough drama already, they were handed a fresh dosage as they absolutely marmalised Fulham from an attacking perspective. 

In the final third, Leeds have been nothing short of breathtaking. Patrick Bamford has scored twice, while Helder Costa looked every bit a £15m player at Elland Road on Saturday. 

However, from a defensive point of view, vast improvement is needed. Even with Liam Cooper back in their ranks yesterday, they struggled to live with proceedings. 

Liam Cooper

Fortunately, there has been some good news on the transfer front. 

There have been positive strides in the club's bid to land Rodrigo de Paul over the weekend and there is now fresh hope that a few new faces could arrive before the window is said and done.

A deal for Josko Gvardiol continues to be touted while Calum Chambers was linked on Friday.

Considering Arsenal need to get rid of a few defenders, he could be a player that United can acquire pretty easily. 

Since signing Robin Koch, Victor Orta has failed to land a first-team ready player in the market, but Phil Hay believes it may only be a matter of time before Leeds spend again.

Speaking in his latest Q&A for The Athletic, he said:

“A little more depth would be very helpful – and I expect Leeds to get it. They’ll make more signings before the window close, I’m sure.”

Leeds United players celebrate

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

This is incredibly exciting news for the Whites.

At one stage, it looked as though the Yorkshire side may struggle to sign new players. Andrea Radrizzani was unwilling to pay the huge fee that was required to land De Paul from Udinese.

However, Italian publication Corriere della Sera (via Sport Witness) have now claimed that Leeds are 'one step away' from landing the attacking midfielder, and it's unsurprising that there have been advancements in the last few hours. 

That's because of the injury to Pablo Hernandez in the warm-up on Saturday afternoon.

Rodrigo De Paul

It led to Rodrigo starting and worries emerging that the 35-year-old won't be cut out for a long season in the Premier League.

Whether De Paul is one of the signings Hay talks about is unsure, but he's certainly their number one target for the time being.

It feels as though Radrizzani and Orta may have finally given in to Udinese's demands.

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