Leeds United look set for an extremely busy final few days of the window.

The Whites have until 11pm next Friday to complete any of their remaining business, of which there is still plenty to do.

It appears as though business has stepped up at Elland Road this week with a host of names having been linked with a move to the club.
Daniel Farke has made it clear almost every outfield position still needs strengthening but central midfield and attack look to be the main priorities at this stage.

So, with that in mind, here is how Leeds could line-up if they land each of their reported targets.
There are still question marks as to whether Illan Meslier will remain at the club but with nothing in the way of concrete bids, he remains the number one for the time being.

If he was to depart, Karl Darlow would be ready to step in and take the gloves having arrived from Newcastle United last month.

Full-back remains an area of interest to Farke but ever since Max Aarons’ move was hijacked by Bournemouth at the 11th hour, links have been sparse.

As such, the back four that started against West Brom looks to be the preferred one at the moment, with Luke Ayling and Sam Byram either side of a pairing of Joe Rodon and Pascal Struijk.

Glen Kamara and Lewis O’Brien – available for £10 million – have been heavily linked this week and given Tyler Adams left the club on Sunday, it would be wise to bring in both.

However, with Ethan Ampadu already having got one of those positions in a midfield two on lock, they will have to fight it out with Archie Gray for the other. O’Brien probably just about gets the nod.

Joseph Paintsil and Joel Piroe have emerged as Leeds’ top two attacking targets and if they are landed, would solve the shortage of creativity and goals in the team.
Crysencio Summerville should also be a guaranteed starter, potentially in that central attacking midfield role where he was so effective against Cardiff City.

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Leeds will probably have to cash in on at least one of Luis Sinisterra and Wilfried Gnonto, and following the latter’s return to training on Tuesday, the Colombian feels the most likely departure at this stage.


That leaves Georginio Rutter, Gnonto, Dan James and Ian Poveda all fighting it out for that last spot. Based on everything that has happened in Farke’s reign so far, James is arguably the most likely to get the nod.


Dream Leeds XI (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Ayling, Rodon, Struijk, Byram; Ampadu, O’Brien; Painstil, Summerville, James; Piroe

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