Leeds United transfer news: Elland Road club linked with signing Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman this summer


The 24-year-old glovesman spent last term with Sheffield United, and is said to be available for loan

Leeds are tracking Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman with Marcelo Bielsa hoping to add a new goalkeeper to United’s squad this summer.

The Elland Road club started the hunt for a new No.1 earlier this summer by allowing Felix Wiedwald to leave for Eintracht Frankfurt after just one year in Yorkshire.

Blackman is a graduate of Chelsea’s academy

Blackman is a graduate of Chelsea’s academy

Manchester City youngster Angus Gunn, who spent last season on loan at Norwich, and David Stockdale, of Birmingham, were two early targets for the Whites, though deals for the pair seem unlikely at this moment in time.

An offer has been made by Leeds to loan Stockdale for the season, but Birmingham are refusing to accept the bid, while Gunn looks set to leave Man City permanently this summer for around £10m, while Leeds only want him on a temporary basis.

And so, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post , Leeds are ‘looking closely’ at Blackman, Chelsea’s 24-year-old glovesman.

Blackman caught the eye playing for Sheffield United last season

Blackman caught the eye playing for Sheffield United last season

The former England youth international has never made an appearance for the Blues, but he impressed while on loan at Sheffield United last season, and is set to leave Stamford Bridge again for the 2018/19 campaign.

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