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Morning Leeds-in for 11 July: Jamal Blackman now top keeper target for Leeds

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After seeing a number of rumoured deals go sour in the past few days, the brass at Leeds have apparently gone all-in towards landing Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on loan.

He was spotted at Thorp Arch about two weeks ago, and with Leeds still looking for a keeper after both Felix Weidwald and Andy Lonergan left the club, Leeds are running out of time to land anyone experienced before the first preseason match next week.

Blackman would fit the bill as an established Championship starter, although Bailey Peacock-Farrell did enough to make a case for him to start this season. Time is running out, though, and maybe this deal Leeds can get across the line?

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds are rumoured to be interested in Juventus starlet striker Moise Kean. [Through It All Together]

Manchester United’s Paul Scholes called Leeds fans ‘psychopaths.’ You’re welcome, Paul. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Turns out Mark Viduka is a cousin of Luka Modric. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Lucas Torreira signs with Arsenal. [The Short Fuse]

Riyad Mahrez has joined Manchester City from Leicester City for £60 million. []

World Football Links

Juventus landing Cristiano Ronaldo has all of the kinds of financial shenanigans that fans of Serie A have come to expect from Juve. [Viola Nation]

Riccardo Silva is the latest name to be linked with an interest in purchasing AC Milan. Of interest to Leeds fans, Silva is the co-founder of MP & Silva with Andrea Radrizzani. [AC Milan Offside]

Mexico’s Miguel Layun will sign for Villarreal from FC Porto. [FMF State of Mind]

France beat Belgium to go to the final of the World Cup. []