Date: 20th January 2013 at 9:58pm
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Vital Leeds United continue to keep you up to date with all the rumours doing the rounds of the coming and goings during the January transfer window.

With just under two weeks remaining until the transfer window closes, Leeds are still waiting for the so called ‘icing on the cake` signing that we have been promised by boss Neil Warnock since the window opened.

Warnock still believes two or three will be coming in and he can`t tell us enough, just how hard Shaun Harvey is working.

It seems like the media have almost given up on us as well, as less and less names are being linked with us as the weeks go by.

This week we see four new names added to the list. Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle is reported to have turned down and offer from Leeds, with the club reported not to be able to match his wage demands.

32-year-old striker Arune Dindane is the latest player with some sort of link to Portsmouth to be linked with us.

The experienced Ivory Coast international striker is a free agent after playing for Qatar side Al-Sailiya Sport Club for the past six months.

Dindane spent a year at Portsmouth where he scored 10 goals in 24 appearances, including a Premier League hat trick against Wigan Athletic.

He has also played in the Belgium and French top flights with Anderlecht and Lens.

22-year-old defender Craig Dawson is reportedly on the radar of a number of clubs, including Leeds, who all want to take the England under 21 international on loan.

Dawson was also part of the Great Britain squad in last summer`s Olympic Games and he twice came off the bench.

He has made 15 appearances for West Brom since making his debut at the start of last season, including 3 appearances this season.

Norwich City striker Steve Morison is reported to be interesting Leeds. With the Carrow Road club looking to bring in strikers, Morison looks like being surplus to requirements.

The Welsh international has made 22 appearances for Norwich this season scoring just 2 goals.

He joined Norwich in the summer of 2011 for almost £3 million after scoring 40 goals in 95 appearances for Millwall.

He was also prolific during his time with Stevenage where he scored 76 goals in 142 appearances.

Of those linked with Leeds in previous weeks, Habib Habibou is still being reported as a target for Leeds.

Luciano Becchio continues to be the main talking point of those players possibly leaving the club.

Speculation went into overdrive on Tuesday night when he wasn`t part of the squad that travelled to Birmingham City for the FA Cup replay. There was also talk that he was watching Wigan Athletic in their replay at Bournemouth, which was strongly denied, with the player supposedly sick in bed.

Hull City are the latest club this week to be linked with a move for this seasons leading goalscorer.

We now have just ten days to go until another frustrating transfer window closes.

All the rumours that I put up have been in the national press, local press or websites such as,, and amongst others and not from sites where people just put up their wish list and make out that they have inside knowledge through their best mate`s uncle`s brother.

Once again, if anybody reads anything then please let me know on the Vital Leeds forum.

December 21st – December 30th

Ian Harte – Reading (The Sun)
Craig Mackail-Smith – Brighton (The Sun & Daily Mail)
Rickie Lambert – Southampton (Daily Mail)
Alan Tate – Swansea (The Sun)
Jamille Matt – Kidderminster Harriers (Sky Sports)
Michael Tonge – Stoke City (various)
Lewis McGugan – Nottingham Forest (The Sun)
Dexter Blackstock – Nottingham Forest (Daily Mirror)

Luciano Becchio – Wigan Athletic £4 million (Daily Mirror), Bolton £3 million (Talksport)

December 31st – January 6th

Chris Wood – (West Brom – Joined Leicester City)
Clint Hill – QPR (The Sun)
Shaun Derry – QPR (The Sun)

Sam Byram – Wigan, Fulham, Southampton & Norwich (Tribal Football)

January 7th – January 13th

Charles Dunne – Wycombe Wanders (Buckinghamshire Advertiser)
Femi Ilesanmi – Dagenham & Redbridge (Daily Star)
Nakhi Wells – Bradford City £1 million (Daily Mirror, Sky Sports News)
Leo Baptistao – Rayo Vallecano £5 million (The Sun)
Mouhamadou Habib Habibou – SV Zulte Waregem – Belgium (Sky Sports)

Tom Lees – Celtic, QPR, Wigan & Cardiff (Sky Sports), Aston Villa (Aston Villa News)
Luciano Becchio Norwich City (Sky Sports),

January 14th – January 20th

Kevin Doyle – Wolves (Sports Mole)
Arune Dindane – Free agent (Daily Mail)
Craig Dawson – West Brom (Sky Sports)
Steve Morison – Norwich City (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Luciano Becchio – Hull City (

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