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Imminent Signing: Champion League club’s manager says 27-year-old will now not be joining Leeds

Beale was speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Rangers’ Champions League qualifier with Servette, where he was asked directly on the chances of Kamara joining Leeds.

Leeds have been linked with a move for Kamara throughout the summer and reports from the Fourth Official last month even went as far as saying a deal was close.

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It has not yet progressed to that stage since then, though Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth stated on Monday that Leeds are revisiting their interest from earlier in the window.

Leeds are on the lookout for midfield reinforcements with Bournemouth having triggered the £20 million release clause in Tyler Adams’ contract, with Fabrizio Romano claiming he is keen on the move.

Despite that, though, Beale was quite firm in his suggestion that Kamara would not be joining Leeds when asked about the situation on Monday afternoon.

He said: “There’s nothing in that, not at this moment.”

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Beale has spoken relatively transparently on the saga involving Kamara throughout the summer and as most recently as last week, insisted he would ‘definitely’ be moving on.

Kamara has not been involved in any of Rangers’ matches across pre-season, or during the opening two weeks of the campaign and is training away from the rest of his teammates.

However, it appears as though Beale has all but ruled out a move to Leeds, certainly for the time being.

That is according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth, who says a bid is now in for a new number nine which is needed as a matter of priority.

Following the signing of Joe Rodon at centre-back last week, a new striker is top of Leeds‘ wanted list before the end of the window.

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Leeds’ struggles in attack were only emphasised at the weekend as Daniel Farke’s side were able to muster just one shot on target in a 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City.

The Whites looked extremely lightweight in the final third at St. Andrews and while Georginio Rutter did return from injury off the bench, the ongoing injury problems of Patrick Bamford mean a top new striker is desperately needed.

At this stage the identity of the player in question remains uncertain but Farke has already spoken in interviews of striker being a position that needs strengthening.

Swansea City’s Joel Piroe is among the names to have been linked with a move to Elland Road this summer, but at £15 million (Mail+), he won’t come cheap.

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Aston Villa’s Cameron Archer and Everton’s Tom Cannon were also mentioned as possible targets over the weekend, both of whom enjoyed excellent Championship loan spells last season.

As per the Athletic, Villa are open to letting Archer leave in the next few weeks, though like Piroe, he is likely to cost a substantial amount.

Cannon, meanwhile, could leave Everton on loan or permanently before the end of the window, providing they are able to sign a new striker themselves.

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