BBC Radio Leeds journalist Adam Pope had one of his questions blocked by the Leeds United press team on Saturday.

After the 2-0 defeat at home against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday, on-loan defender Ben White faced the media to offer his thoughts on the match.

White, 22, has been one of the stand-out players for Leeds this season and there has been a lot of speculation surrounding his future with him on loan from Brighton until the summer.

Sky Sports has recently reported that Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are all keen on the centre-back while The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has said that Leeds will want to try and secure a permanent deal for him if they are promoted.

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However on Saturday, White was stopped from answering questions about Leeds’ activity in the current transfer market with the club’s media team having to intervene when BBC Radio Leeds broadcaster Pope asked about possible new arrivals this month.

It is odd that White was not allowed to answer this question but Leeds have always liked to keep their cards very close to their chest in regards to any transfer news.

However it is strange that this question – which seems pretty harmless – is not something that the press team want to see a player answering.

If White is not going to be allowed to answer that then who is?

Marcelo Bielsa has been open about wanting to see a new striker arrive at Elland Road this month so why can’t one of his players back that up by also saying it?

It is clear that Leeds need a bit of reinvigoration this month with their form starting to falter and last season’s January transfer window can also serve as a bit of a warning.

In other Leeds United news, Gareth Southgate attended Elland Road on Saturday to watch this Leeds player.

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