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Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is set to turn down the chance to join Leeds United on loan, according to Goal.

Marcelo Bielsa is looking to strengthen his squad in the transfer market this summer, after agreeing to remain in charge at Elland Road for another season and this latest report states that Leeds have made a formal offer to sign the 22-year-old on loan.

However, the report states that Kent is not interested in another season-long loan move and would prefer to join a club on a permanent basis, with Liverpool valuing the winger at £12million.

Kent spent last season on loan at Rangers, where he scored six goals and registered six assists in 23 appearances in the Scottish Premiership.

The winger is also prepared to fight for his place at Liverpool next season and could yet decide to remain at Anfield this summer.

This latest report from Goal states that Leeds could return with a permanent offer for Kent, if they can sell highly-rated teenage winger Jack Clarke.

The Verdict

This is a blow for Leeds and I’m sure fans of the Elland Road club will be disappointed by this news.

Kent was an important player for Rangers last season and he would have been a great signing for the Whites on loan.

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has previously admitted how the club will face a difficult summer in the transfer market, so despite what this report states, it’s highly unlikely that they will be able to meet Liverpool’s £12million asking price and a loan move could have been their only chance of signing him.

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