The defender looks set to sign for Sunderland and is said to be undergoing a medical ahead of the weekend.
Championship clubs Blackburn and Blackpool were also thought to be interested in his signature, however Sunderland have been winning the race.
Speaking ahead of Leeds United’s clash with Everton on Sunday, Bielsa said: “Nothing has happened we hadn't looked at before.
"These young players have a process of development. When they peak in this development, they have to compete with a very small group chosen for the season.
"In this case [Huggins]: [Luke] Ayling, [Stuart] Dallas and [Jamie] Shackleton play in his position. He hasn't got the chances to overcome these players at the club.
"If I keep him at the club rather than aid his development, I hinder it. If the youngsters are not here, there comes a moment they need to look for higher competition than the 23s because progress would be stalled."
We have gathered the best of today's League One rumours below...
1. Championship club make approach for Portsmouth star
Preston North End have reportedly made an approach for Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis. Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City are also said to be interested in signing the winger. (The 72)
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2. Leicester City midfielder joins Shrewsbury Town amid Championship interest
Leicester City’s Khanya Leshabela has joined Shrewsbury on loan despite interest from Championship clubs. Blackburn Rovers were linked with a move for the midfielder but opted for Liverpool’s Leighton Clarkson instead. (Football League World)
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3. Former England U17 international training with Charlton Athletic
Corey Blackett-Taylor is reportedly training with Charlton Athletic as he looks to land a contract with the League One club. The former Aston Villa youngster left Tranmere Rovers at the end of last season. (London News Online)
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4. Gillingham secure loan signing of Premier League midfielder
Gillingham have confirmed the arrival of Norwich City midfielder Daniel Adshead on a season-long loan. The 19-year-old started his career with Rochdale before moving to the Premier League. (Football League World)
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