Leeds United agree deals to sign Varney and Austin

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LEEDS United have agreed deals to sign Luke Varney and Rodolph Austin.

Varney, 29, has penned a two-year deal at Elland Road from Portsmouth and Jamaican international Austin is expected to agree terms after SK Brann accepted an offer from the Whites for the midfielder.

The pair are set to follow hot-on-the-heels of the arrivals of Andy Gray and Jamie Ashdown as manager Neil Warnock continues to build his squad ahead of the new campaign.

Leeds are also reported to have had a bid for West Ham striker Nicky Maynard turned down.

Some of United’s summer recruits were in pre-season friendly action in Cornwall last night.

The Whites thrashed Tavistock 6-0 thanks to goals from Aidy White, Paul Green, Robbie Rogers, Dominic Poleon and Zac Thompson. An own goal completed the tally.

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