Here are your Leeds United transfer rumours and gossip for Sunday, March 19.

Chelsea 'want' Leeds United ace

Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier is being eyed up by Chelsea ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Football Insider.

They claim that the Whites shot-stopper is on the Blues' wish list ahead of the 2023/24 season after Graham Potter informed the club that he is looking for a new man between the sticks. Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga are currently the two first-team choices, but is thought that the latter could be sold to raise funds for a move for Meslier.

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The report states that Leeds have put a £30million+ price tag on the Frenchman as they know the potential the 23-year-old has for seasons to come. Tottenham and Manchester United have also been linked with an interest in Meslier, yet it is understood that Chelsea are prepared to throw their financial weight around to outbid their Premier League rivals for the Leeds star.

Leeds 'reach agreement' for Barcelona star

Elsewhere, Spanish outlet Fichajes reports that the Whites have reached an agreement with Barcelona youngster Ilias Akhomach.

It is claimed that Leeds have now wrapped up a deal for the 18-year-old after he refused to sign a new contract with the La Liga club. It therefore means that the West Yorkshire side would be brining Illias to Elland Road on a free, with just his wages, agent fees and any add-on clauses being paid for.

It had been reported that Leeds' uncertainty over their top-flight status could put a pause to any potential deal, yet it is now claimed that Illias is not concerned over that eventuality having put pen to paper to join the Whites next term.


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