Leeds given ‘free-run’ to sign Arsenal star in crucial position

Date published: Sunday 23rd August 2020 5:43

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Leeds Utd can sign an Arsenal defender if they decide to act on their interest, according to a report.

The Whites are set to embark on their first top flight campaign since 2004.

Hoping to ensure their return isn’t a short one, the club have been linked with several high-profile transfers.

Attacking reinforcements have been frequently speculated, with an ex-Liverpool winger about to be the recipient of an improved Leeds bid.

But it is at the heart of defence where the most column inches have been written, most notably surrounding Ben White.

The Brighton centre-back excelled on loan at Elland Road last year, but three sizeable bids have been rebuffed by The Seagulls.

Should Leeds’ pursuit of White ultimately prove fruitless, other alternatives must be considered.

Arsenal centre-half Rob Holding was one such alternative named in a recent report. And Leeds have now been told they can sign the defender if they decide to act on their interest.

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The Daily Star report that Leeds will have a ‘free run’ to sign the 24-year-old who has become surplus to requiements in North London.

With William Saliba’s loan return and the impending capture of Gabriel Magalhaes, Holding’s future seemingly lays elsewhere from The Emirates.

Holding has three years remaining on his current deal. But given his lowly position in the Arsenal defensive ranks, his contract status would not be a hindrance to a Leeds approach.

 

Arsenal and Leeds in six-way scrap for €40m forward

Arsenal, Leeds and Everton are all interested in Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis, according to a report.

Dennis has risen to prominence over the past three seasons with Club Brugge, for whom he scored two goals in the Champions League in 2019-20, as well as five times in the Belgian top flight.

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Capable of playing anywhere across the attack, Dennis has now emerged as a transfer target for several top European sides.

Reports emerged earlier this month that newly-promoted Leeds were considering a bid for the 22-year-old. Marcelo Bielsa wants attacking reinforcements after missing out on Jonathan David, and Dennis is one of his main alternative targets.

According to Caught Offside, though, Leeds will face competition from several European heavyweights – including Premier League duo Arsenal and Everton.

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