The 19-year-old came through the Leeds academy and has played an integral part at Elland Road this season, scoring twice in 38 appearances in all competitions, but was rested last weekend in the 4-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town.
Cook, who played in the England Under-19s’ win over Georgia yesterday, was a target for AFC Bournemouth in the January transfer window, but the Cherries’ offer of £5 million was turned by the Yorkshire club, who told them to double their offer.
The midfielder is out of contract in the summer of 2017 and it is unclear if talks with the Whites over an extension are ongoing.
Leeds will have to fend off Premier League interest if they are to keep him in West Yorkshire, and the sale of Cook would not go down well with the club’s supporters, who are already unhappy with the way the club is run under the stewardship of Massimo Cellino.
Manager Steve Evans replaced Uwe Rosler at Elland Road in October, and the former Rotherham United boss has won 11 out of 29 matches in charge so far. The Whites sit in 13th place in the Championship following their defeat to Huddersfield – a result which ended their three match winning streak.
Evans will face his former club Rotherham in Leeds’ next game on April 2nd, with the Millers themselves managed by ex-Leeds boss Neil Warnock. Warnock has guided the Millers out of the relegation place in the Championship with four wins from their last five matches.
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