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Leeds United eyeing at least four new signings ahead of Premier League return

According to The Mail, Leed United boss Marcelo Bielsa wants at least four new additions to the squad ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League after a 16-year hiatus.

The west Yorkshire sealed their comeback to the top-flight by winning the Championship title last term and the onus now remains on building up a team capable of avoiding the relegation battle.

The club have already secured the permanent signings of Helder Costa and Illan Meslier after they impressed on their loan deals from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Lorient respectively.

There could be more signings on the horizon and The Mail claims that they are looking into a summer move for Romanian attacker Nicolae Stanciu, who could be available for £7m from Slavia Prague.

Elsewhere, they are weighing up a deal for versatile Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, who bagged six goals and 11 assists on loan with Barnsley and Swansea City last season.

The Blues are reluctant to permit the permanent sale of their graduate and it remains to be seen whether Bielsa is satisfied with a season-long loan option for the 20-year-old.

The central defence is definitely a concern for Leeds after the departure of Ben White to Brighton & Hove Albion following the completion of his temporary contract.

The 22-year-old played every minute of Leeds’ 46 games in the promotion campaign, but the club could miss out on his permanent signature this summer.

Brighton want around £40m to sanction his sale and of late, it has emerged that Chelsea could be the favourites to sign him as they are prepared to meet the price tag.

Owing to this, Leeds are looking at alternatives and Arsenal’s Rob Holding has emerged as a potential candidate to reinforce the heart of their backline ahead of next season.

Elsewhere, the left back position is in need of strengthening despite the fact that Stuart Dallas impressed in a makeshift role during the backend of last season after getting the nod over specialist Barry Douglas.

No clear-cut targets have been mentioned to date. Joe Bryan was previously linked with the Whites, but they are unlikely to land his services, following his play-off final heroics to help Fulham return to the top-flight.

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