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Leeds looking to offload five - Casilla among the names

The transfer deadline in on October 5th at 11pm, and while Leeds are looking to bring reinforcements, they’re also looking to sell others.

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Leeds United v Hull City - EFL Trophy
Casilla captains a young Leeds side in the League Cup at Elland Road.
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Leeds United have been looking to build a strong squad this summer, with senior signings like Rodrigo Moreno, Diego Llorente and Robin Koch signing-on so far (29/09/20). Meanwhile, The Whites are looking to bring in a couple more faces, with Michael Cuisance, Todd Cantwell and Gyrano Kerk named among others.

However, there are also hangers-on from seasons gone by, with Ouasim Bouy, Conor Shaugnessy and Jay-Roy Grot still on the books after signing several years ago. Leeds have been unable to secure a permanent move away for these three, while Kiko Casilla and Barry Douglas have fallen in the pecking order over recent months.

Now, The Telegraph report that Leeds are actively looking to offload these five players, with a return to Spain reportedly a possibility.

Leeds United v Hull City - Carabao Cup Second Round
Douglas seemed like a steal when he signed for just £3m from Wolves, but it’s been tough going for him, with injuries impacting his game time.
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Meanwhile, Barry Douglas has been linked to a move back to Scotland with Celtic, and despite Bielsa’s comments that Douglas is a valuable part of the squad and they are not looking to sell.

Bielsa isn’t one to comment on transfer speculation however, and the Scotsman is in the final year of his contract and will likely prefer a move while he’s in his best condition at 30-years of age.

Leeds have been unable to shift Bouy, Shaugnessy and Grot for a while and may still struggle to get any kind of compensation package above easing the wage bill in a deal for their departure.