With the transfer window now well underway, Leeds United have already been linked with a whole host of players as Marcelo Bielsa looks to bolster his squad ahead of the upcoming Championship campaign.
Yet whereas some rumours, such as the Whites’ reported interest in Helder Costa (via BBC Sport) still have legs, quite a few appear to be dead and buried already as other clubs have stolen a march on the Yorkshire-based outfit.
Keeping this in mind, here are three players who have appeared to escaped Leeds’ clutches this summer…
With the Sunday Mirror (as quoted by HITC) reporting that Leeds had made an inquiry for Sheraldo Becker in May, it looked as if they were in pole position to secure the services of a player who was directly involved in 19 goals for Dutch side ADO Den Haag last season.
However, since this initial approach, it looks as if the 24-year-old will be joining another Championship club instead when his current deal with De Ooievaars runs out later this month.
According to Football Insider, Middlesbrough are currently in advanced talks with Becker over a move with manager Jonathan Woodgate looking to bolster his side’s options in the wide areas.
One of the stand-out performers in League Two during the 2018/19 campaign, Reece Brown fired in eleven goals whilst also providing 15 assists for his team-mates as he helped the club secure a fifth place finish.
A fantastic prospect, it was of little surprise when Leeds were linked with a move for him in April (via GloucestershireLive).
Yet despite displaying a considerable amount of interest, the Whites are now expected to miss out to rivals Huddersfield Town who are set to sign Brown on a free transfer this summer (via LeedsLive).
An incredibly gifted player, Ryan Kent produced some real moments of quality on loan at Rangers last season which attracted the attention of Bielsa who, as per the Yorkshire Evening Post, was interested in bringing him to Elland Road.
Although it seemed as if Leeds would be the perfect place for the 22-year-old to continue his development, Liverpool seem to have other ideas.
According to Goal, the Reds have rejected an approach from the Whites for a season-long loan deal and have instead demanded that they pay £12m in order to secure the services of Kent, a fee which they may not be able to afford given the current financial situation that they find themselves in.