By Mark Smith

6th May, 2022 | 8:15pm

West Ham favourites as Leeds United plot new transfer for Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill - report

Leeds United are interested in a new transfer for Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill, according to 90min.

The online source has reported on their website that West Ham United are currently the favourites for a deal, though.

It is said that Burnley may be forced to sell for around £15million regardless of whether they stay in the Premier League or not.

The race is really heating up for Brownhill as the season end quickly approaches with numerous outcomes possible.

Leeds are in the relegation battle with Burnley, and if they go down, this deal would certainly not be on the cards.

Promoted duo Fulham and Bournemouth are in the race, as well as Everton, Wolves, Aston Villa and favourites West Ham.

Too late.

Jesse Marsch will be plotting targets with Victor Orta, but the truth is, he has been hung out to dry by developments before he arrived.

What is the point in targeting midfielders now when we were desperate for them in January but didn’t make a move?

It’s clear with the injury problems to the likes of Adam Forshaw and Kalvin Phillips that this area has cost us, but it looks as though it will be addressed far too late.

Brownhill is clearly a good player and would help with our squad depth immensely, but this all depends on whether we stay in the Premier League.

Orta and Andrea Radrizzani will have huge questions to answer should they have sat back and allowed this to happen.

Relegation would be a huge blow, and it would see our transfer targets changed dramatically, let’s give everything in these final four games.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Merson has predicted that Saturday developments will put ‘massive’ pressure on the Whites