On March 13th, we covered claims from Spain, who explained that ‘without a doubt’ an opportunity to join Leeds United would be ‘great’ for Ander Iturraspe.

Six days later, AS reported Athletic Club Bilbao have no plans to offer the 30-year-old a new deal.

The midfielder has been restricted to less than 100 minutes in the league this term and with his contract set to expire in the summer, he is likely to leave the Basque club as a free agent.

El Gol Digital claims Leeds will offer Marcelo Bielsa a transfer budget once he helps side achieve promotion to the Premier League.

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As a part of strengthening Leeds’ squad, there would be ‘several important signings’ for the Premier League, along with value transfers like Iturraspe.

It is further stated the Argentine manager has already ‘set his sights’ on Real Sociedad’s Rubén Pardo, who has struggled to impress and the Spanish club will not try to block his transfer, if Leeds decide to make an approach.

Pardo’s contract at Sociedad will run down at the end of the next season.