Leeds end interest in OBrien, offered Harry Winks, defender deal completed

Leeds United have been underwhelming in their opening two games of the Premier League season, with concerns that 'second season syndrome' could be in full affect at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa's side have been rather quiet in the transfer window so far this summer, but have secured Jack Harrison on a permanent deal and signed Kristoffer Klaesson, Lewis Bate and Julian Firpo to bolster their squad.

The bulk of their squad is extremely similar to last season however, and although they performed extremely well following their return to the top-flight last campaign, the lack of a marquee signing may live to haunt them this time around.

Here, Daily Star Sport takes a look at all the latest transfer news from around Elland Road.

Leeds end interest in O'Brien

Leeds United have reportedly dropped their interest in Lewis O'Brien after attempting to sign the midfielder from Huddersfield.

Huddersfield rejected the initial approach from Leeds as they slapped an £8million price-tag on the 22-year-old, but The Athletic has reported that Marcelo Bielsa's side are unwilling to go above £4m.

It seemed destined that O'Brien would leave the Terriers this summer, with Crystal Palace also interested, but it now appears that the midfielder will stay.

It's likely that the midfielder could force a move in January, so Leeds may have to wait to land their target.

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Bielsa offered Harry Winks

Tottenham have been offloading some of their fringe players this summer and Harry Winks has reportedly been offered to Leeds this summer.

Phil Hay, Leeds' reporter for The Athletic, revealed on his podcast on Friday that Leeds had been offered the chance to sign Winks, who has fallen out of favour under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

However, Leeds reportedly weren't interested in pursuing a deal, but this may change now that they've failed to sign Huddersfield midfielder O'Brien.

Winks has been capped by England on 10 occasions, and could add valuable Premier League experience to Bielsa's side.

Leo Hjelde joins Leeds

Leeds have announced the signing of Leo Hjelde from Celtic for an undisclosed fee.

The defender signed a four-year deal at Elland Road on Friday that will run until the summer of 2025.

The 18-year-old spent the previous season on loan at fellow Scottish side Ross County, and helped the side stay up in the division.

The young Danish international has won caps for Norway at Under-16, 17 and 18 level.

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