Transfer news: West Bromwich Albion closing deal to sign premier league tittle winning star

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With only one week until the transfer window opens, here’s a roundup of the newest Leeds United headlines.
Leeds United have only one week until the summer transfer window opens, and they can begin to prepare for another long and arduous Championship promotion push. The wounds from last month’s play-off final defeat against

Southampton are starting to heal – literally for Dan James – and fans can look forward to another season of competing for the title rather than avoiding Premier League relegation.

This summer will not be without its challenges, however, as chairman Paraag Marathe has already stated that sales will be expected as Leeds continues to comply with profitability and sustainability requirements (PSR). There will be plenty of ins and outs as those in control at Elland Road prepare for another successful season, and the YEP has compiled a list of the most recent stories involving the club.

Defensive reinforcements
Leeds are one of two Championship clubs rumored to be interested in St. Pauli defender Erik Smith. According to Swedish source Aftonbladet, Smith is on Daniel Farke’s radar, as are West Bromwich Albion, who are expected to compete for Championship promotion.

Smith was a regular for St. Pauli this season, appearing 26 times as the club won the 2. Bundesliga title and returned to the German top division for the first time in 22 years. The Sweden-born 27-year-old is a flexible defensive option who can play either side of the centre-back duo or in defensive midfield.
Leeds will likely be looking for defensive reinforcements this summer, with Joe Rodon returning to parent club Tottenham, who will only sell if they can obtain at least £15 million, and Liam Cooper poised to leave as a free agent when his contract expires. Charlie Cresswell may possibly decide to move on in pursuit of more regular football, leaving Pascal Struijk as a

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