The Whites miserable summer in the transfer market continues after reports have surfaced that Derby County forward Matej Vydra’s proposed £11 million switch to Elland Road has collapsed after personal terms failed to be reached.
Vydra was the Rams top goal scorer last season with 21-goals in 40 appearances and would have been something of a coup for Leeds had they managed to get the deal over the line but no it appears that once again the Whites have failed in their attempt to bring in a man to lead the line this season.
Leeds’s inability to get the deal over the line only goes to highlight the frustrations at failing to sign Hull City striker Abel Hernandez when it looked easier to bring sign the Uruguayan.
Hernandez was pictured in Moscow just a matter of days ago with the 27-year-old all but certain to sign for CSKA.
Transfer dealings so far
With the season set to kick off in just a matter of days, new head coach Marcelo Bielsa will have every right to feel concerned ahead of the new campaign with just three realistic potential first teamers brought into the squad.
Wolves left-back Barry Douglas has been bought for a fee of around £3 million to help shore things up at the back.
The 28-year-old brings a wealth of experience having experience winning promotion with Wolves and stints abroad with Lech Poznan and Konyaspor.
The notable loan signings of Chelsea duo Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman is a positive step with Baker able to slot straight into the heart of the midfield and Blackman a talented goalkeeper.
However, the signing of Blackman could derail the progress of Bailey Peacock-Farrell who did little wrong during the tail end of last season and surely deserves his chance this campaign?
The worry is that the Whites are being left behind with the squad looking like something of a mismatch.
If this continues, one has to wonder just how long Bielsa will stick around.