Leeds United are bracing themselves for a busy January transfer window with bids expected for contract rebel Sam Byram.
Byram has turned down a new contract at Elland Road, and the news has alerted both Everton and Sunderland with them both expected to table bids when the window opens in January according to reports in the Express.
Leeds manager Steve Evans has admitted that if players don’t want to be at the club then he would make them available for transfer.
Speaking about Byram’s situation Evans said: “If Sam doesn’t want to commit his future to us then I don’t want him around because we only want players here who want to be at this football club.
“There is no point in him sitting around being a bit-part player here. He’s got too much in the locker for that.
“We shall have another go at trying to get him to stay but, if he has not signed a deal with us by January, then you have got to think somebody’s going to come and buy him.”
The likes of Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor will also be expected to be targets for Premier League sides this January, and Steve Evans will need to do all he can to keep their star players at the club.
This may prove hard though, with club owner Massimo Cellino recently suggesting the whole Leeds United squad will be up for sale.
Leeds currently sit in 17th place in the Championship on 22 points, but will be looking to improve their disappointing form so far this season following the weekend’s win over Hull City.
The Elland Road outfit face a match against Charlton Athletic at the Valley on Saturday, in a match that both teams will be keen to win.
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