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LUFC Grayson - Players won't be leaving

LUFC Grayson - Players won't be leaving

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson says they will not be selling anymore of their main first team players during the January transfer window unless they receive a ridiculous offer.

Leeds have accepted a bid from Norwich City this week for club captain and local lad Jonny Howson, which has left Leeds fans disillusioned once again with the amount of regular first team footballers leaving the club.

Since promotion from League One in 2010, Leeds fans have seen Jermaine Beckford, Bradley Johnson, Neil Kilkenny, Kasper Schmeichel, Max Gradel and now Jonny Howson all going through the exit door at Elland Road.

A number of other high profile Leeds players are also being linked with moves away from Elland Road. Ross McCormack, Tom Lees, Adam Clayton, Aidy White and Luciano Becchio have all been rumoured to be the next going out of the door during the January transfer window.

Grayson says the rumours linking these players with moves away from Elland Road are nonsense and they will all still be at Elland Road on February 1st.

Speaking on the official website, Grayson said, "Our ambition will be shown by speculation linking three or four of our players with other clubs - that won`t be happening and they won`t be leaving. It`s utter nonsense.

"Unless someone offers an absolute fortune."


Grayson also said that he has had no contact from either Roberto Martinez (Wigan Athletic) or Owen Coyle (Bolton Wanderers).

McCormack has been strongly linked with a move to Wigan whilst both Clayton and Lees have been linked with Bolton.

The Leeds boss says that whilst they are contracted to Leeds the players will be going nowhere, "We don`t have to do anything. If they want to leave then tough. They`ve got enough time on their contracts to make sure they don`t go anywhere," continued Grayson.

Both Grayson and chairman Ken Bates have said that a number of players would be leaving Elland Road in January.

Apart from Howson, just young Will Hatfield has left whilst Paul Rachubka has extended his loan at Tranmere Rovers.

The transfer window closes on January 31st although the loan window will reopen seven days later.

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Saturday January 21 2012
Time: 8:05AM

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