Leeds United have rejected an approach from Crystal Palace over the transfer of 18-year-old sensation Jack Clarke.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the London club enquired about Clarke’s availability earlier this week and were told in no uncertain terms that he is not for sale.
Premier League interest in the young winger will not come as a surprise given the way he has announced himself in the Championship so far this season, providing crucial goals and assists to maintain Leeds’ position at the top.
No performance more impressive than his man of the match display against Frank Lampard’s Derby County on Friday night, giving full-back Max Lowe a night to forget.
It was reported that several Premier League scouts were there to watch Clarke, as well as England boss Gareth Southgate and U21’s coach Aidy Boothroyd.
The York-born academy graduate is yet to be capped at any level by England, despite being touted as an emerging talent for a long time at Thorp Arch.
Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth are two other sides reportedly chasing his signature.