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Sky 27/6/08 Leeds target Byfield Striker on course for Elland Road switch By Peter O'Rourke understands Leeds are lining up a move for Darren Byfield. Byfield is available on a free transfer following his release from Bristol City at the end of last season. The former Aston Villa youngster was surprisingly allowed to leave Ashton Gate despite finishing as the club's top scorer last season. Byfield's availability have made him an attractive proposition to a number of clubs looking to bolster their attacks. Doncaster and Swansea are thought have enquired about Byfield and now Leeds have joined the chase for the 31-year-old. Leeds boss Gary McAllister is an admirer of the former Sunderland and Gillingham ace and sees Byfield as the man who help boost their bid to win promotion to the Championship.
Yorkshire Evening Post 27/6/08 Freedman keeps United door ajar By Phil Hay Dougie Freedman's reluctance to leave Crystal Palace last season was such that he would rather have incurred a heavy fine than complete an unhappy period on loan elsewhere. Freedman was willing to suffer the financial consequences of cutting short his temporary transfer to Leeds United if the move failed to meet his expectations, but the pleasure he took from 11 weeks at Elland Road has left him "completely open-minded" about the possibility of extending his association with the club. The 34-year-old's future was left unclarified after United's loss to Doncaster Rovers in the League One play-off final – the last match of his short-term loan with Leeds – but Freedman confirmed today that the offer of a permanent contract at Elland Road could tempt him back to Yorkshire this summer. The striker's intention is to fulfil the one remaining year on his contract at Crystal Palace and he will n
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United are offering Riordan Ell of a move - Yorkshire Evening Post 8/6/08

By Phil Hay Leeds United are hoping the draw of Elland Road will allow them to pull off the signing of Celtic striker Derek Riordan. The 25-year-old is on United's list of summer targets and manager Gary McAllister will use the prospect of promotion to the Championship next season to persuade Riordan to step into League One. Riordan is on the books of Scottish Premier League champions Celtic and has another year to run on his contract, but he is keen to leave the club after a frustrating spell in Glasgow. The former Hibernian trainee has not played in a competitive fixture since March and made his most recent league start in December. His appearances have totalled 32 since his transfer from Easter Road in 2006, and the opportunity of a switch to Leeds would be welcomed by Riordan if United decided to make a firm approach. Celtic held out for a £1m fee as a number of clubs circled over Riordan in January and they are likely to look for a similar sum from interested managers this sum
BBC 4/6/08 Revie still keen on Leeds United Duncan Revie has said he is still interested in buying Leeds United, reports BBC Radio Leeds. The son of former Leeds manager Don Revie almost put a bid in for the club in 2007 but felt the timing was wrong. "Leeds will always be on my agenda and close to my heart, that's all I can say at the moment." "However I must congratulate Ken Bates and Gary McAllister. I think they've done an amazing job, having been 15 points down." The Leeds businessman's comments came after his father's England shirt was stolen from Elland Road on Saturday night. "With a bit of luck we will get it back, I'm in shock really. "It is priceless and a great part of Dad's memorabilia, it's irreplaceable. "I hope and pray we get the shirt back for the benefit of all Leeds United fans that attend Elland Road," added Revie. 4/6/08 GARY'S STRIKER SEARCH Former England international Kevin

Leeds stung by Riordan price tag - BBC 3/6/08

Leeds United are unwilling to pay Celtic's £1m asking price for once-capped Scotland striker Derek Riordan, BBC Radio Leeds understands. United previously tried to bring the 25-year-old former Hibernian star to Elland Road on loan in January. Riordan scored over 60 goals in three seasons at Easter Road but has made only 13 starts since switching to Glasgow giants Celtic two years ago. Championship outfit Burnley are also believed to be after the forward. Yorkshire Evening Post 3/6/08 Leeds United chase £1m man By Phil Hay Leeds United will face an asking price of £1m if Gary McAllister moves for Celtic striker Derek Riordan. The 25-year-old forward is being strongly linked with a transfer to Elland Road, but Celtic are expected to hold out for a seven-figure sum from interested clubs this summer. Leeds, who expressed an interest in Riordan during the January transfer window, have an eye on the Scotland international again and he has repeatedly stated his desire to end an unproducti