Leeds Transfer Rumours Gather Pace TimPM July 4, 2012 Transfer News With Leeds’ takeover set to be announced soon, and the free transfer market and the end of the Euros having kicked things into action, we’ve been linked to a whole host of players over the past few days. Paddy Kenny is rumoured to be having a medical at Leeds today, although less likely rumours say it’s hit a snag and he could join Hull. Forest’s out of contract defender Luke Chambers, who was mentioned in our last rumours article, is said by Ipswich media to have spent most of yesterday at Portman Road and had a medical. But the 26 year old, who made over 200 appearances for Forest over five years, is understood to have returned home yesterday after receiving other options. Leeds are said to be near the front of a list that could include Leicester and Cardiff. Richard Keogh is being linked with a move to Leeds by Coventry media. The highly rated 25 year old defender is a key part of Coventry’s plans for promotion back to the Championship and won the club’s player of the year award in 2010/11, and swept every award he was eligible for in 2011/12. It’s believed that Keogh would cost at least £1m to prize from Coventry with a number of Championship clubs including Cardiff and Hull interested, though Coventry may look to cash in with Keogh on his last year of contract. Luke Varney is in continued links to Leeds. The striker, who like McCormack can double on the left, was on the verge of signing for lower mid-table Premier League Blackpool a few seasons ago, but a barren spell and injury has led him to command only around a £250,000 fee. Varney and Norris are both rumoured to remain on Warnock’s radar. Speculation surrounding Aston Villa has it that 22 year old Scotland international Barry Bannan could make a surprise return to Leeds on loan. The rumour seems a little unlikely, with the talented playmaker being pictured holding a Villa shirt with new manager Paul Lambert last week, and has said his aim is to be a “main player in his team” this season. Bannan has made over 40 appearances for Villa, but couldn’t help Simon Grayson’s young Leeds team over the line in 2010-11. He made 7 appearances then, but managed the equivalent of only 3 full games for The Whites as now Bristol City midfielder Neil Kilkenny kept him out of any regular role. He returned from his loan early. Meanwhile Bolton have snapped up two players on Leeds’ radar over the past few months. Ireland international Keith Andrews has signed for Bolton despite a lot of other interest in him, while Leicester centre-back Matt Mills also looks set to join Bolton on a season-long loan deal.