Brian McDermott has said he is confident Leeds United are “moving forward” with the club’s transfer plans.
The Elland Road boss has been credited with an interest in highly-rated Bolton defender Matt Mills and free agent Noel Hunt as part of his close-season plans.
No deals have materialised yet but McDermott insists work is going on behind the scenes to ensure the West Yorkshire club are not left behind when the summer market swings into action.
He said: “It is like everything. A lot generally does not get done in May – even June to a point. We are in talks with players and their agents and we have had positive talks with them and as far as I am concerned, we are moving forward.
“That’s what I will be doing. I will be moving forward with the talks, as is (chief executive) Shaun Harvey.”
The former Reading manager added: “You can speculate about 20 players and it will be the same at every club and I do understand that’s how that works.”