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Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani plays down talk about investors despite PSG link

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani plays down talk about investors despite PSG link

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Andrea Radrizzani claims he is not actively seeking investment at this moment in attempt to clarify recent comments made about interested investors. The Leeds United owner revealed he had been approached ‘by more than 20 parties’ and that three of them were of particular interest, claiming one proposal, from Qatari billionaire Nasser al-Khelaifi, could see Leeds ‘reach the level’ of  Premier League champions Manchester City. However, Radrizzani said as a result of the job done at the club in the last few years, parties are bound to be interested. Getty Images - Getty Leeds owner Radrizzani had revealed he has three investment offers “Obviously the club has modernised on a lot of levels, which is shown by our revenues, which have increased a lot
Championship results: Leeds and Swansea go top of the table, West Brom strike late against Reading and Jack Butland howlers cost Stoke City

Championship results: Leeds and Swansea go top of the table, West Brom strike late against Reading and Jack Butland howlers cost Stoke City

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It was another frantic night of action in the SkyBet Championship, with Leeds United and Swansea City moving to joint-top of the table after respective wins. Here’s how the action played out from England’s second-tier. Getty Images - Getty James McClean had a typically eventful evening for Stoke City at Deepdale Leeds United 1-0 Brentford Getty Images - Getty Eddie Nketiah is already a huge fan favourite at Elland Road Eddie Nketiah made a name for himself at Elland Road by coming off the bench and netting a late winner as Leeds returned to the top of the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Brentford. With former Arsenal striker Ian Wright watching on from the stands, the Gunners loanee was sent on for his Cha
Leeds United transfer news: Kalvin Phillips willing to force through £15m move to Aston Villa – reports

Leeds United transfer news: Kalvin Phillips willing to force through £15m move to Aston Villa – reports

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Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Philips is willing to force his way out of Elland Road to secure a move to Aston Villa, according to reports.The Premier League new boys have spent more than £100million in this transfer market, but want to add more steel to their engine room. getty images Kalvin Phillips is reportedly keen to leave Elland Road this summer Phillips is a player Villa boss Dean Smith is keen on, but the club are not willing to bid more than £15m to get the deal done. According to The Sun, the 23-year-old is willing to stay with Leeds for less money and sit out the season at Elland Road. Next year, he will be entering the final year of his deal and will then review his future at that point. Villa are on the verge of making their 11th signi
Has Leeds cracked the obesity problem?

Has Leeds cracked the obesity problem?

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Childhood obesity is a major problem. But now news has emerged that one city - Leeds - has been making some progress.Figures presented to the European Congress on Obesity suggest Leeds has managed to reduce the number of children who are extremely overweight.The data showed there had been a 6.4% fall in obesity rates over recent years.How significant is this?A fall of 6.4% may not seem much - but given obesity rates have remained stubbornly resistant to attempts to shift them, the efforts of Leeds are being widely praised.The data - compiled from the official school measuring programme - showed 8.8% of four- to five-year-olds in the city were recorded as obese in the past five years. That compared with 9.4% from 2009 to 2013.And that has been judged to be...
Leeds United 4-0 West Bromwich Albion: Patrick Bamford double and Pablo Hernandez scorcher help Marcelo Bielsa’s men return to the top of the Championship

Leeds United 4-0 West Bromwich Albion: Patrick Bamford double and Pablo Hernandez scorcher help Marcelo Bielsa’s men return to the top of the Championship

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BACK WITH A BAMF Ezgjan Alioski also scored late on at Elland Road to heap more misery on the Baggies Patrick Bamford struck twice for Leeds United as they moved back to the top of the Championship after a 4-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion. The Baggies made the worst possible start at Elland Road as Pablo Hernandez sent a scorching strike past the despairing dive of Sam Johnstone within 16 seconds. Hernandez celebrates scoring after 16 seconds Bamford got his first of the evening when he lost Craig Dawson in the box to double Leeds’ lead, netting again in the second half when the former Chelsea striker was played clean through Tyler Roberts. And the scoreline was made even more emphatic when Alisoki was given a simple...