Good Morning. It's Friday 7th May, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road
Dutch giants confirm Argentina International availability
In a recent interview with Dutch magazine Voetbal International, Ajax Director of football Marc Overmars has confirmed that Leeds target Nicolas Tagliafico could leave the Yohan Cruijff Stadium this Summer, if the price is right.
Tagliafico, 28, renowned for his stamina and technique up and down the left hand side, would be the perfect answer to Bielsa's dreams. His performances have earnt him 20 international caps for Argentina! It is believed a fee of 13m is sought from the Dutch Champions.
“A departure for Nicolas Tagliafico and David Neres would not be illogical. “Neres has been with Ajax since the beginning of 2017, is 24 years old, and wants to take a step. The same applies to Tagliafico, who has been playing here for three and a half years now and will turn 29 next summer.
It is no secret that they are open to a transfer. Just as it is well known that outbound transfers are a significant part of our revenue.”
Bielsa's pre match Press conference
Marcelo Bielsa gives a full update, including an injury update on Raphinha, Costa and Phillips, and whether Liam Cooper will return to the starting line up following his three match ban?
D-Day for the Championship
Following their relegation to the Championship, Norwich City and Watford have made it look relatively easy this season, and return to the top flight with games to spare. Even Bournemouth have made the play off's comfortably. They join Brentford, Swansea and plucky Barnsley in the play off's to see which club could be 150m better off?
They say, getting out of the Championship is one of the most difficult tasks in the World - At the other end of the table, Wayne Rooney is making it look simple. The Rams have won twice since mid February and are teetering on the edge of the Championship trap door! Only a win against Sheffield Wednesday will secure their Championship status.
The Wendies have recorded recent victories at Barnsley, home against Blackburn and they thumped Cardiff 5-0 at Hillsborough. They started the season on -12 points for financial irregularities. Upon appeal, their punishment was halved. If they beat Derby tomorrow, it will be the first time this season that they are outside the bottom three, but only a win will secure their second tier future.
If Derby lose or draw, Rotherham have a chance of survival, but only if they win at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Millers (Rotherham) have a point more than their Yorkshire rivals.
Who do you want to see go up / get relegated?