Leroy Lita

Bookmakers Betfair have stumbled across (or ‘invented’ for the more cynical/realistic amongst us) some more Leeds United rumours to keep our attention firmly focused on their company. Only a couple of days ago, Betfair linked Leeds United with a move for Chelski youngster, Scott Sinclair, and eager to keep the attention on the firing line after Jermaine Beckford’s exit, the betting firm has highlighted two more strikers we’re allegedly interested in.

It seems the team everyone wants to be linked with in the Championship is newly-promoted Leeds United, and reports today suggest that Simon Grayson is looking at two strikers. Middlesbrough’s Leroy Lita could be the target of a £500,000 bid from the Whites, while the United gaffer is also pondering a move to take Aston Villa’s England Under-21 international Nathan Delfouneso on a season-long loan.

It certainly does seem that ‘the team everyone wants to be linked to’ is Leeds United, not least, Betfair themselves. Whilst both the names touted would undoubtedly become valuable additions to the squad, I doubt there’s much truth in either rumour. I wonder what odds Betfair would give me on none of their “tips” coming to fruition?

Meanwhile, the Whites’ pre-season tour pits them against the mighty Ruzomberok tomorrow night, as the lads prepare for our long-awaited return to the Championship.