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Reports: Late interest in young Leeds midfielder

Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Newcastle United.

Credit: Press Association

The 20-year-old, believed to be valued by Leeds in the region of £8 million, won the Leeds’ Player of the Year award for 2014/15.

Mowatt scored nine goals from central midfield last season and has previously been linked with a move to Tyneside.

The transfer window closes at 6pm tonight.

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Leeds sign Congolese winger from Excelsior

Leeds United have signed Congolese winger Jordan Botaka from Dutch club Excelsior.

Jordan Bokata Credit: Leeds United

The 22-year-old is the club's eighth summer signing.

Football round-up: Leeds let two-goal lead slip, Hull win at home, Owls snatch late point

Leeds are still without a win after letting a 2-0 lead slip against Bristol.

Hull have moved into the top three after a 2-1 win at home to Fulham.

Sheffield Wednesday rescued a point thanks to a 90th minute equaliser from Modou Sougou at home to Reading.

In League One, Doncaster were held to a goaless draw by Southend at the Keepmoat Stadium. Scunthorpe lost 3-0 at title favourites Wigan Athletic.

Doncaster Rovers beat Leeds United on penalties

Doncaster Rovers' Andy Williams scores his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot Credit: PA

Doncaster Rovers have beaten Leeds United 4-2 on penalties in tonight's Capital One Cup first round.

The game went to extra time after Lewis Cook scored his first senior goal for Leeds, and the hosts levelled through an Andy Williams' penalty. Rovers sealed their victory through missed penalties by Chris Wood and Sam Byram.

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Berardi: United targeting Championship play offs

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi says the team can achieve a top six finish in the Championship this season, provided they work as hard as they have done during their pre-season training camp in Austria.

The left back made 22 appearances as United avoided relegation during a difficult season.

Now, under German manager Uwe Rosler, Berardi told Chris Dawkes he is confident the team can improve on last year's finish:

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