Leeds United have been linked with moves for three of their former players as they seek to rebuild their squad in time for a renewed assault on the Championship title.
The Whites are 16/1 joint-eighth favourites for the title at bwin but the additions of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer and Alan Smith could significantly help their cause.
With this in mind, a successful £25 free bet on Leeds to go up as champions, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £425.
Leeds only narrowly missed out on a place in the play-offs last year having spent much of their first season since promotion from League One in the top six.
A late loss of form proved their downfall, with the Whites slipping out of contention for promotion and finishing in seventh, just three points off sixth-placed Nottingham Forest.
They have since lost Bradley Johnson on a free transfer and Robert Snodgrass has been linked with a big-money move to Premier League new boys Norwich City.
Meanwhile, a bid has just been accepted from Leicester City, second-favourites for the Championship title, for Leeds goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
With this in mind, manager Simon Grayson will have significant work to do to ensure Leeds come back stronger in August.
The additions of Smith, Woodgate and Bowyer would certainly help in this regard, although their arrivals are likely to be heavily dependent on finances.
Although all three players are available for free – with the contracts of Bowyer and Woodgate having expired and Newcastle waiving the right to a transfer fee for Smith – as established Premier League stars their wage demands are likely to be high.
Nevertheless, the fact that Leeds have shown an interest suggests deals could be in the offing, meaning now could be a time to place a Leeds United title bet.
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