According to reports, Leeds United have reached personal agreements with three players in important positions.
This is supported by news from The Athletic that the club are close to signing Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay reports that Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea is set to join Leeds United.
The Welshman can play as a right-sided centre-back, which means the club have a natural replacement for Diego Llorente and Robin Koch, who have both left the club on loan.
Ampadu is young, but he has a lot of match experience, with more than 40 appearances for Wales despite his age.
Our sources also say that the Leeds United bosses have agreed terms with Nat Phillips, the Liverpool centre-back.
There is no word on whether the club are ready to pay the fee that Liverpool want, but this move would add more depth and avoid the club from being short of defenders if there are injuries.
This move makes sense, as there were rumours last week that Phillips could have a future at Leeds. Agreeing personal terms is the next logical step in these talks.
Another area that the Whites need to improve in the next few weeks is midfield, with Rangers’ Glen Kamara reported by our source to have agreed terms with the Leeds United leaders.
This could be a difficult deal to complete because of the Scottish club’s ambition to stay at the top of their league, but his defensive and creative skills are what Daniel Farke needs to break down league opponents.