No conflict over budget - Warnock
Leeds chairman Ken Bates and manager Neil Warnock have so far seen eye-to-eye on the finances required to build a promotion-chasing squad this summer.
Warnock completed his first signing 10 days ago with the capture of Portsmouth skipper Jason Pearce for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £500,000, while the former Sheffield United and QPR boss has been linked with a long list of other players. When asked if he had been told by Bates not to go for any of his targets, Warnock replied: "No not at all because I'm realistic about what we can afford. "I know the players' wages that we're going to lose and what we can bring in. As long as I don't overspend that money I'm saving etc I don't see a problem. "I'm not throwing money stupidly. I'm trying to get value for money and at the same time I'm trying to get the hunger and the drive and the sort of quality we need at Elland Road, which I think has been lacking." Warnock has placed six players on the transfer list and told five others they would not be getting new contracts during the close season.