Date: 24th July 2019 at 5:01pm
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Leeds United have been linked with a double swoop on the Premier League, with West Ham United’s Jordan Hugill and Burnley’s Ben Gibson tipped to be on Director of Football Victor Orta’s late transfer window shortlist.

Allegedly, the Irons’ out-of-favour hitman Hugill is being chased by the Whites, West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic, with the Hammers also open to handing the £5.4million-rated striker a pay-off in order to take his £40,000-a-week contract off their books.

A figure like that in West Yorkshire would instantly promote Hugill into our top-earners bracket alongside Kiko Casilla and Patrick Bamford, and take some of the potentially available funds away from Kemar Roofe and Kalvin Phillips as they yearn for new deals at Elland Road.

The Whites duo would also see their hopes of new, long-term contracts in West Yorkshire decline if the club were to pull off a swoop to land Gibson, as Burnley are expected to demand close to the £15million they spent to acquire the centre-back from Middlesbrough last summer.

There would be a lot of competition for the £9million-rated uncapped England international, who made the Three Lions bench three times before his move to Turf Moor, with Boro interested in a reunion if the price is right, while Newcastle United and Premier League new boys Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Norwich City are all sniffing around.

United fans reacting to the Whites’ alleged interest in Hugill and Gibson has not seen the pair be coveted by the Elland Road faithful, as players who can make the difference in our latest bid for promotion.

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