According to key sources, Last Word on Football understands that Leeds United have agreed personal terms with three targets in key positions. This is corroborated by news from The Athletic that the club are close to signing Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea.
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Ethan Ampadu Agreement with Chelsea
According to Phil Hay at The Athletic, the Whites are set to sign Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea. Thanks to the Welshman’s experience as a right-sided centre-back, the club have a natural replacement for Diego Llorente and Robin Koch, both of whom have left the club on loan. Not only is Ampadu young, but the Blues defender has plenty of match experience, with over 40 caps for Wales to date in spite of his age.
Nat Phillips from Liverpool
Our sources also indicate that the Elland Road hierarchy has reached an agreement with Nat Phillips, the Liverpool centre-back. Whilst there is no discussion surrounding whether or not the club are willing to meet the Anfield side’s requirements for a fee, this move would add further depth and prevent the club from being caught short in the event of injuries to other defenders. Such a move makes sense, with rumours around Phillips having a future at Leeds spreading last week. Agreeing personal terms is the natural next step in these discussions.
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Glen Kamara from Rangers
Midfield is another area that the Whites need to strengthen in the coming weeks, with Rangers’ Glen Kamara reported by our source to have agreed terms with the club leadership at Elland Road. Although a potentially complex deal to get done due to the Scottish club’s drive to return to the top of their league, his defensive presence coupled with creative capabilities are just what Daniel Farke needs to open up league rivals.
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