Kamara, Summerville, Rutter, Cooper and Leeds United transfers state of play

Day three of pre-season is well under way for Leeds United with an opening friendly against Harrogate Town already coming into view a little over a fortnight away. Transfers are going to dominate the agenda until the start of the season and even beyond then as we head towards the close of the window on August 30.

Joe Rodon remains the only addition so far, while there have been eight exits of varying importance since May’s play-off final. Luke Ayling, Jack Harrison, Marc Roca, Ian Poveda and Archie Gray are among those who will play no part in next season for Daniel Farke.

Jamie Shackleton is already a free agent after his contract expired on Monday morning, but he is expected to finalise a long-awaited deal with Sheffield United imminently. The academy graduate made a positive impression at Leeds and Farke wanted to retain him this summer, but he will now hope to get the minutes at Bramall Lane he struggled to nail down at Elland Road.

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Shackleton would be the ninth confirmed exit of the summer and a 10th is expected to follow with Cody Drameh, when he eventually finds an offer elsewhere after his contract ended on Monday too. Liam Cooper remains the headline name among the free agents and he is still yet to decide on his future, but continuing at Elland Road is not beyond the realms of possibility.

Since Gray’s sale, Georginio Rutter has been the most high-profile of the Leeds players linked away. Brighton & Hove Albion began the week with a £30m offer that was rejected by the Whites and there remains no appetite from the player or club to see that stance change.

Noise in France has begun to build around Crysencio Summerville and Glen Kamara. The former has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and the latter has been connected to Rennes. In Kamara’s case, reporting around a transfer is growing louder on the other side of the Channel.

LeedsLive understands United, as of Thursday morning, are yet to see anything meaningful amounting to an exit for either player. Wilfried Gnonto and Charlie Cresswell are two other team-mates the Whites are anticipating interest in.

Nothing has been received for the former, while the latter was in France over the weekend to discuss a Toulouse switch, but pulled the plug on that deal at the 11th hour. Diego Llorente is one of the few contracted senior names who hasn’t been involved in pre-season this week.

Real Betis wanted to take the Spaniard home, but their offer fell well short of the required standard. Rodon’s arrival has only further diminished any need for Llorente in Farke’s squad and an exit is expected in the future.

As it stands, 14 of the 15 players Farke used most in the Championship last season will be on the books for the start of the campaign. Beyond them, Joe Gelhardt, Cresswell, Karl Darlow, Kristoffer Klaesson, Mateo Joseph and Sam Greenwood are also involved in pre-season.

Reinforcements are needed at right-back, centre-back (depending on Cooper’s fate) and in midfield. Beyond that, transfer targets are likely to be led by who else leaves before September 1.

Brenden Aaronson provides another option across the three roles behind a striker, while Max Wober and Rasmus Kristensen would be further bodies in defence if Farke sees fit to retain them.