Date: 1st February 2016 at 3:58pm
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It appears that with news being known of Leeds United’s offer for striker Sam Winnall, they have now ended their pursuit of the player.

The 25 year old has 36 appearances and 16 goals to his name so far this season, and BBC Radio Sheffield are now saying that they have pulled the plug on any potential deal as they won’t come back in with a higher offer than the £300,000 they suggested that was summarily rejected.

Leeds boss Steve Evans was pretty unhappy about the fact the offer hit the press, saying.

‘There’s been some insulting comments come out of South Yorkshire about our bid. We thought it was in confidence.’

With Peterborough just selling a striker for £3.5million there would be that kind of response to a £300,000 offer for Winnall.

With all this going on in the background, manager Lee Johnson appeared on Five’s highlights show on Saturday evening and intimated a fee around the £1million mark would be more likely to tempt the club into potentially doing a deal for the player he wants to keep.

‘I don`t know. I`m the head coach. I hide behind the title. I think the position is that he is a fantastic player, who has a value. But we want to keep him, if possible.’

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