By Craig Scott

15th Jul, 2021 | 12:38pm

Leeds United have not bid £10m for Freddie Woodman - David Anderson

Leeds United have not made a £10million bid for Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, according to Mirror journalist David Anderson.

Writing in an update via his personal Twitter account on Thursday afternoon, Anderson reported that Leeds have a three-man shortlist of goalkeepers to replace Kiko Casilla.

Woodman, 24, is on that list but is understood that the Whites have not offered £10million for the Newcastle shot-stopper, who impressed on loan at Swansea last season.

Chinese whispers

The Newcastle Chronicle reported this week that Leeds had sent a cash offer to Newcastle as they aimed to sign Woodman.

Football Insider then followed that up by reporting that Leeds had a loan-to-buy offer rejected by the Magpies.

The Yorkshire Evening Post were the first to report Leeds’ interest in Woodman – no fee was mentioned.

News sites like Football365 started reporting that the ex-Swansea loan star will cost £10million – but no one was saying a £10million bid was made.

We’re not sure where that figure has come from and we’re not sure why Anderson is rubbishing reports that a £10million bid has been made for Woodman.

What reports is he on about?

It seems like a case of Chinese whispers has happened here where so many news sites have reported on a story and slightly altered the information.

Either way, it does seem as though an offer has been made for Woodman, it has been rejected and it wasn’t an offer of £10million.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have made an approach to sign this £6.4million central midfielder.