Warnock close to first major signing
Leeds manager Neil Warnock is close to finalising a deal to bring his first major summer signing to Elland Road.
Warnock said after Saturday's home defeat to Watford that the size of his task to transform the club into serious promotion challengers was bigger than he first thought and he will be looking to rebuild the squad he inherited during the close season. Warnock said: "It will be a time for reflection now. There's still certain players I need to see two or three times if I can in the next six games and then I've got an overall judgement on what I'm looking at. When asked if he had considered specific targets in mind for next season, the former Sheffield United and QPR boss said: "I already have done. "We've almost agreed to sign one of my main targets on May 1. I want to get going as quickly as I can now. I think we need quite a few players." Warnock, who has been linked with several players he has previously worked with since replacing Simon Grayson in February, added: "You can assume anything you want, you'll have to wait and see."