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Leeds United transfer rumours: Jack Harrison permanent deal, Jarrod Bowen stance explained

Leeds United were active in the January transfer window bolstering their squad, bringing in the likes of Ian Poveda and Jean-Kevin Augustin.

While Marcelo Bielsa and the squad will be focused on winning promotion to the Premier League, the reality is that work in the transfer market never really stops.

As such, plenty of links continue to fly around regarding business that the club are looking to do in the summer, as well as stories about deals in January that didn't quite go through.

We have gathered some of the latest snippets below.

Permanent Jack Harrison deal

Leeds are looking to sign Jack Harrison from Manchester City on a permanent basis this summer if they achieve promotion to the Premier League, Football Insider reports.

The 23-year-old has been a key-player for Marcelo Bielsa's side during his loan spell in the past two seasons, with the Argentine boss being a huge fan of him.

As such, the club want to sign Harrison on a permanent basis and their hopes of a deal are boosted by the fact the report states that his loan contract includes an option that can be triggered at the end of the campaign.

The fee stipulated is set at just below £10m, a figure that will be difficult to match if promotion to the top-flight is not secured.

Bowen stance explained

Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear has explained why the club did not push to sign Jarrod Bowen from Hull City during the January transfer window.

It was reported that Leeds had offered £3m for Bowen on loan, with an option to make that deal permanent in the summer if promotion was achieved, but Kinnear has explained why it wasn't a feasible move.

"We don’t agree with the rules and we don’t think they help drive sustainability, in fact, we think they lead to some creative accounting counter to the healthy running of football clubs, and there are a number of clubs that are campaigning against it," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

“That’s why in the last transfer window we had to cut our cloth and the thought of any Championship club paying £25m for a player like Jarrod Bowen… that just isn’t possible within P&S rules unless they have a significant parachute payment.”

Jade-Jones push

Leeds United were alongside Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal in the hunt for the services of Peterborough United striker Ricky Jade-Jones in the January transfer window, the League One club's director of football has said.

The 17-year-old is highly-rated and has played a key-part in the club's push for promotion to the Championship - and scored in the FA Cup third round against Burnley.

As such, interest in his services is high and Peterborough chief Barry Fry told Peterborough Today that Leeds were pushing the hardest for his signature.

“Leeds were actually the most determined to sign Ricky. They were on several times as they think Ricky is going to be the next Tammy Abraham. I told them if that’s the case he must be worth £15 million already!"

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