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Club’s stance revealed as Leeds United plot swoop for exciting attacker

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Leeds United are reportedly interested in a move for young Fulham attacker Fabio Carvalho.

Leeds’ under-23 investment in the last 12 months has been outstanding and has propelled the youth system forward immensely.

Another season of consolidation in the Premier League and the club will be looking at a long stay in the top flight, allowing more long-term planning and seeing the fruits of investing in these talented players.

Three youngsters have already been signed by Leeds in this window but it’s clear the club aren’t finished yet.

The Daily Mail claimed that the Whites are interested in Fulham’s young forward Fabio Carvalho, who is currently in the final year of his contract.

Having emerged as a first-team prospect at Craven Cottage last season, he caught the eye with his first senior goal away to Southampton.

Now, despite his contract winding down, The Athletic are reporting that Fulham are relaxed regarding his future as they hold talks over a new contract.

Peter Rutzler shed some light onto speculation regarding his future during a Q&A, when asked if he had rejected a contract:

Still looking into this.

So far I’ve no reason to doubt he turned down an initial offer (but can’t confirm it yet, should find out more this week). 

However, the feedback I’ve got so far suggests talks are ongoing and remain positive. Wouldn’t be ringing alarm bells just yet.

It seems as though there’s no all-out panic at Craven Cottage and that tells you a lot about his future.

He’s one of their best youngsters and if the club thought he was genuinely going to leave, more would have been made of it.

I don’t doubt Leeds taking a look at him if he is edging towards an exit, but his involvement in the Championship opener against Middlesbrough shows he’s in their plans.

He’s worth keeping an eye on though because if a deal is there to be done, Leeds might not be far away.

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