Things appear to be falling into place once again at Elland Road following a difficult week or so.

The resignation of Garry Monk left a lot of Leeds United fans worrying about what the future might hold, but it seems the future might not be so bad after all.

Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is the odds on favourite to take the helm, and is expected to be announced in the coming days.

Alongside a new manager, Leeds United are being linked with a whole host of players.

The latest potential link is the signing of former Barcelona and Juventus central defender Martin Cacares.

The Uruguayan defender is currently playing for Southampton, but failed to make a real impact there, meaning he is likely to be looking for a new club this coming summer.

Although Cacares certainly has the footballing credentials to remain in the top flight, he may be tempted to join Leeds United to reunite himself with recently appointed director of football Victor Orta.

Cacares has previous with Orta, who agreed a deal to sign the Uruguayan during his time at Spanish club Sevilla.

Scottish side Celtic, and Premier League Swansea are also said to be interested in the player, who has appeared 68 times for the Uruguay national side.

Although this may seem a completely unrealistic transfer, the presence of Orta might help.

Leeds United are in the market for a new central defender after Kyle Bartley returned to parent club Swansea City.

Bartley enjoyed an excellent season with the Whites, forming a solid partnership with Swedish defender Pontus Jansson.


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