Leeds United in last minute swoop for Brighton star? TSS August 8, 2018 Transfer News 4 Comments Things have gone a bit quiet on the transfer front at Elland Road with Chief Executive Angus Kinnear telling the BBC’s Adam Pope that the club are more likely to strengthen the squad with loan signings than permanent transfers. Interesting to hear from #lufc MD Angus Kinnear tonight that the club are more likely to strengthen via a loan or possibly before the end of the month rather than a permanent deal. — Adam Pope (@apopey) August 7, 2018 Leeds remain linked with a number of players and have successfully managed to keep the cards close to their chest under the current ownership so this could be Kinnear playing down expectations to quell media speculation. It’s done nothing to deter The Sun however who claim Leeds have made a last-minute bid to sign Brighton midfielder, Oliver Norwood. The 27-year-old has been surplus to requirements since Brighton secured promotion to the top flight. He spent last season on loan at Fulham, where he was a regular in their side, making 41 appearances and contributing 5 goals. Norwood seems to be something of a golden ticket having featured regularly in Brighton’s promotion winning side in 2016-17 before winning the play-offs with Fulham last term. He’s exactly the kind of experienced Championship pro Leeds have switched focus to since Radrizzani’s first transfer window in total control of the club and looks good value for the £1.5m The Sun are claiming. It all sounds very plausible, but before you get Norwood’s name printed on the back of your replica shirt, it’s worth nothing that the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay isn’t as convinced.