Leeds United are keen to offer head coach Marcelo Bielsa a new deal but there is an issue with the length of the contract, reports claim.

Bielsa wants a shorter deal than the one Leeds are offering him.

The club are keen to reward the Argentine with a bumper two-year contract for steering them back to the Premier League after a 16-year absence, reportedly worth £8m a year.

However, it is understood that the 65-year-old coach would prefer a one-year extension instead.

Those are the claims from Argentine news outlet La Nacion, who say Bielsa almost always prefers to work on a season-by-season basis.

With just over a week to go until the Whites’ Premier League opener against Liverpool, some supporters are beginning to fret that the effervescent South American might not return to Elland Road.

Despite not being featured on the official Leeds United website and technically being out of contract since June, he has been spotted wearing the latest training gear and his staff have been taking training sessions.

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