Everton and Sunderland on alert as target rejects deal

Leeds United star Sam Byram has rejected a new deal at Elland Road amid speculation regarding a move to the Premier League, report the Liverpool Echo.

The 22-year old has emerged as a key player for the Whites though his current deal is due to expire at the end of this season.

He had been linked with a raft of Premier League outfits in the summer and his refusal to commit to the Yorkshire giants has only fuelled speculation.

Everton and Sunderland are believed to be monitoring the versatile defender’s ongoing situation at Leeds with a potential view to making a January move.

It is understood that the Championship club will not make their academy graduate another offer to get him to stay, so it seems likely Byram will say goodbye whether it be in the winter, or the summer of 2016.

Due to his age, clubs will still be expected to pay Leeds a compensation fee should they sign him at the expiration of his deal.

 


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