Watford in talks to sign Douglas as Leeds target two more signings

Watford in advanced talks to sign Leeds left back Barry Douglas while boss Marcelo Bielsa targets two more signings before Monday’s deadline with Leicester’s Demarai Gray and Arsenal’s William Saliba on his radar

  • Leeds left Barry Douglas out of squad to face Man City as Watford close in on him
  • Celtic are also looking at him with 31-year-old set to leave this transfer window
  • Demarai Gray is on Leeds’ radar but the Leicester man may see out his contract
  • Leeds have also been in discussions to sign Todd Cantwell and William Saliba

Leeds United left back Barry Douglas is a target for Championship side Watford. 

The 31-year-old was left out of Leeds’ squad to face Manchester City on Saturday as talks intensified between clubs.

Douglas has eight months left on his contract and has also drawn enquiries from Celtic but was keen to be part of Leeds’ return to the top flight.

Barry Douglas has fallen out of favour at Elland Road after an encouraging first season at Leeds

Leeds remain determined to add two more players before the deadline after pulling out of a deal to sign Bayern Munich playmaker Michael Cuisance in midweek.

Leicester City winger Demarai Gray was their prime objective though he may yet opt to see out his contract and they have made enquiries about Rennes’ Brazilian winger Raphinha, 23.

A deal for Gyrano Kerk at FC Utrecht has been parked while they have also contacted Norwich City regarding Todd Cantwell. Leeds are also understood to have been offered Arsenal’s William Saliba on loan.

24-year-old Demarai Gray has been predominantly used as an impact sub by Brendan Rodgers

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