Leeds’ takeover is expected to be completed early this week and will not obstruct any transfer dealings. The double-whammy of some investment and a string of free agents coming available this month means Neil Warnock’s hands are now far from tied. With more action in the market expected, Luke Chambers and Lee Peltier are the two latest players to be credibly linked to Leeds.

Liverpool Academy product Lee Peltier has been linked to Leeds for a while now, but the fee attached to him means any deal can only go through once we receive an injection of funds from our Middle East-based suitors.

Meanwhile, 26 year old Luke Chambers was made captain at Nottingham Forest last season as the serial under-performers finished 19th in the Championship. Despite talk of a Kuwaiti takeover, several Forest players have been linked with moves away with talented winger Garath McCleary already joining newly promoted Reading on a free. Free agent Chambers is attracting the attention of a number of clubs, with Paul Jewell’s Ipswich believed to be Leeds’ main competitor for his signature.