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Manchester City won't loan young stars to Leeds, Marcelo Bielsa - sources

ESPN FC's Ligue 1 correspondent Julien Laurens shares his thoughts on Manchester United and Manchester City's links with PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.
Bacary Sagna thinks Manchester City can match Barcelona if players stay together.
The ESPN FC panel assess the rumours linking Napoli's Jorginho and Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez with moves to Manchester City.

Manchester City have no plans to send any of their academy players on loan to Leeds United, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Championship side this month appointed former Argentina boss Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager, a coach that Pep Guardiola described as someone who "makes the players much, much better."

It has led to speculation that City could consider loaning some of their young prospects, including defender Tosin Adarabioyo and forwards Brahim Diaz and Lukas Nmecha, to the Yorkshire club.

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Ex-Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa appointed new manager at Leeds United

Marcelo Bielsa
Former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa has been hired as Leeds United's manager.

Leeds United have appointed former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager.

Bielsa, who signed a two-year deal, has been praised by several coaches, including Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino, as one of the best tactical coaches because of his attacking style.

"My admiration for Marcelo Bielsa is huge because he makes the players much, much better," Guardiola said at a news conference before City faced Monaco in the Champions League...

 By Tom Marshall

Marcelo Bielsa backed for Leeds United job by Mexico's Juan Carlos Osorio

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez discuss what Rafael Marquez would offer Mexico if he makes Juan Carlos Osorio's 23-man squad.
Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez reflect on Rafael Marquez's contributions to El Tri and how he might fit into Juan Carlos Osorio's World Cup plan.

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio discussed the vacant Leeds United manager's job with Argentine Marcelo Bielsa and believes the 62-year-old will do well should he get the position at the Championship club.

ESPN FC reported on Thursday that Leeds were lining up Bielsa as a potential replacement for Paul Heckingbottom, who was sacked on Friday.

Osorio has visited Bielsa in Argentina at least twice, including recently, when it appears the subject of Leeds United was discussed.

"He's a...

Leeds lining up move to hire ex-Argentina boss Marcelo Bielsa - sources

This story has been updated since it was first published on May 31, 2018

Leeds are lining up an ambitious move to hire Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa as their new boss, sources have told ESPN FC.

Paul Heckingbottom was sacked on Friday after less than four months in charge at Elland Road following a disappointing 13th-placed finish in the Championship.

Heckingbottom was brought in to replace Thomas Christiansen, who was sacked in February following their dreadful start to 2018, but the former...

 By PA Sport

Leeds United sell ownership stake to San Francisco 49ers

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Leeds United have sold a minority stake in the Championship club to the San Francisco 49ers' investment group.

According to reports, the NFL franchise have invested £10 million in Leeds, who have not played in the top flight since 2004.

"This strategic partnership enables Leeds United to align with and gain invaluable expertise from the owners of one of the biggest global sports entities," Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani said in a statement.

"The 49ers are an innovative, successful organisation...