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Whites Recap: Billy Sharp to Sheffield, Lewie Coyle signs new deal, and Leeds on Sky Sports

Billy Sharp could be on his way to Sheffield, Lewie Coyle signs a new deal, Jak Alnwick is believed to have been offered a trial, and Leeds coming to Sky Sports.

Billy Sharp could be on his way to Sheffield.
Billy Sharp could be on his way to Sheffield.
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With pre-season training underway, rumours, news and speculation surrounding the Whites are rampant. To get you caught up, we bring you all the days news surrounding Leeds United. We call it: Whites Recap.

Billy Sharp to Sheffield:

The 29-year-old striker may be on his way to Sheffield United. The current Blades manager, Nigel Adkins, has worked together with Sharp in the past, and it's believed the two have a good-working relationship.

Sharp is under contract with the Whites for another season, but he was never a regular for the team, and the signings of Chris Wood and Lee Erwin doesn't help his cause.

Sharp began his career with Sheffield, and after a terrific tenure with Scunthorpe, he returned to the Blades in 2007.

"Billy Sharp's an excellent player who I've always admired and always liked. He's a Leeds United player at this moment in time and that's all I can say," Adkins told Sky Sports.

Lewie Coyle signs a new deal:

The 19-year-old inked a 12-month contract with the squad. The young full-back is one of eight rookies who've been offered extended terms after the end of last season.

He's a promising young prospect, full of energy and skill. Coyle has yet to play a game with the main club, but has been practicing with Uwe Rosler's team during the last few weeks during pre-season training.

Coyle spent last season on loan at  Harrogate Town, but because of an injury, the move was cut short.

Jak Alnwick offered a trial:

Reports suggest that the former Newcastle United keeper has been put on trial by Leeds United. The 22-year-old is currently a free agent, and this might be the perfect opportunity for him.

We know that coach Rosler is looking for keeper to backup Marco Silvestri. Alnwick is coming from Magpies, after he left the team at the end of last season. He made seven appearances for the team, earning a spot on the first team.

Boro vs Leeds: Coming to a television near you:

Leeds match at the Riverside has been changed to 1:15pm, local time, on September 27th. It was moved because this is yet another game selected for a Sky Sports broadcast. It was originally scheduled for the 26th.

The team will be featured on Sky Sports four times in August- against Burnley, Sheffield, Derby County and Doncaster.

This is the fourth consecutive time the Boro and Leeds have been showcased against each other on television.