By Craig Scott

17th Sep, 2020 | 1:48pm

Bielsa responds when asked for De Paul & Gvardiol transfer update

Marcelo Bielsa is refusing to offer any update on Leeds United’s pursuit of Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul and Dinamo Zagreb’s Josko Gvardiol.

According to Phil Hay’s latest update on The Athletic’s website, not much has changed with De Paul, 26, in recent weeks despite him declaring his interest in joining the Whites on Twitter.

Hay add that 18-year-old Gvardiol, a Croatia Under-21 defender, is “still possible”.

Sky Sports Italy journalist Fabrizio Romano has recently added that personal terms have been agreed with Argentina midfielder De Pauil but a fee is yet to be agreed with Udinese.

On Thursday afternoon, Bielsa was asked about the two players in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s clash between Leeds United and Fulham.

As quoted by LeedsLive, Bielsa; “I don’t like to talk about speculation as a lot of things can happen. I would rather talk about players after they have arrived and not beforehand.”

Bielsa was never going to reveal anything in his press conference – he never does when it comes to transfer.

The Argentine has been known to be revealing in the past when he admitted to the press about his spying antics and naming his starting line-up ahead of every match.

But when it comes to transfers, as he said on Thursday, he only talks about players who are already at Elland Road.

We can’t blame him but there’s no denying that he will be aware of De Paul’s escapades on social media this week when he effectively confirmed his interest in joining the Whites.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Robinson has slammed this “unpredictable” Leeds player in an exclusive interview with MOT Leeds News.