The Whites are working to reinforce their squad over the summer as they show determination to avoid another season of struggle in the Premier League.


Leeds have signed seven players so far in the ongoing transfer window, the most recent being the addition of Joel Robles, but missed out on their main attacking target, Charles De Ketelaere, to AC Milan.



Leeds CEO Kinnear claimed that the Whites do not have any clear number one target who is available and within their grasp yet, but stressed that work is still being done to find a new forward.


Kinnear insisted that the club will not panic and rush out to buy players who will not fit in Jesse Marsch’s squad; instead, the Whites will wait for the right player during the current transfer window.



“We’re not at a stage where we have a firm agreement in place with a club or a player”, Kinnear told The Square Ball Podcast.


“We’re also not in a position where we have a clear number one target who we know is available and in our reach.



“The funding is there, the will is there, but at the same time, we know we can’t make the mistake of getting somebody who doesn’t work.


“We’re not going to panic, and we won’t get someone who we don’t feel has a real chance of success.


“There are no obvious, immediate second choices, but lots of names are being circulated and lots of work is being done.”




The Leeds CEO further added that he has faith in the current Leeds squad and believes the Whites present final-third options are well capable of leading the attacking front this season.


“Fans will hate me saying this, but we have a real confidence in the squad we’ve got”, he added.


“We have Patrick [Bamford], there’s still lots to come from Rodrigo, and we think Joey [Gelhardt] can have a breakout season.”


Leeds are keen on a number of attackers, including Paris Saint-Germain’s Arnaud Kalimuendo.