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Jesse Marsch provides double Leeds transfer update with loan imminent and Leicester interest put down

Rodrigo Moreno #19 of Leeds United and Jack Harrison #11 of Leeds United track the ball during the Premier League match Leeds United vs Fulham at Elland Road

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch has responded to questions regarding the futures of Cody Drameh and Jack Harrison, amid rumours swirling about potential January transfers for the pair.

Drameh has made three senior appearances for Leeds this season, with only one of them coming in the Premier League. The right-back is struggling to get into the starting eleven, or even the senior squad, due to Marsch being able to use Rasmus Kristensen and Luke Ayling instead.

Drameh became a target for Newcastle United earlier in the transfer window. However, they are pursuing alternative targets and the 21-year-old is now set for a loan move elsewhere.

He is on the verge of joining Championship side Luton Town on loan for the remainder of the season.

Ahead of Leeds’ match against Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup fourth round, Marsch was asked to give more clarity on Drameh’s situation.

While the youngster is leaving Elland Road for the time being, it seems Marsch is expecting big things from him in the future.

“I see a future here for him, no doubt,” the manager said (via Leeds Live). “We have a strong relationship. Over time us getting to know each other, he sees his potential here and he has a lot of excitement about the long-term project.

“I told him that we didn’t have the opportunities for him to develop but I thought it was important he goes to a club that pushes him. It was about trying to find the right club for him.”

Jesse Marsch reacts to Jack Harrison exit links

Marsch also spoke about wide man Harrison. After previously being looked at by Newcastle, just like Drameh, Harrison is now on Leicester’s radar.

As per The Telegraph, Brendan Rodgers is a fan of two of Harrison’s traits in particular and hopes Leicester can strike a shock deal before the window shuts.

But Marsch has attempted to play down the transfer links by saying: “I’ve heard that there’s things about him. He’s an important player for us. I’ve not dicussed it with Jack because for me it’s very clear.”

Harrison would certainly be a big loss for the Whites. He usually plays upwards of 35 matches for them per season. So if he were to leave, they would have to spend decent money on bringing in a similarly reliable winger.

Luckily for Leeds fans, it does not look like the Englishman will push for a transfer. The Telegraph’s report claims he is settled in west Yorkshire and is happy to stay and help Leeds reach their goals.

After letting Drameh go out on loan and keeping Harrison from Leicester’s clutches, Marsch could improve his squad with the capture of a Juventus man.

And Fabrizio Romano has discussed the potential for Tottenham or Chelsea to steal the signing from Leeds.