Grayson warns Blues over Beckford

20 January 2010 09:06
Beckford, whose current Leeds contract expires in the summer, recently withdrew a request to leave Elland Road before the close of the transfer window.[LNB]He had been a target for Newcastle United, with the Championship leaders reportedly having several bids for the striker turned down by Leeds.[LNB]However, reports now suggest that Beckford has already signed a pre-contract to move to Premier League side Everton when his Leeds deal runs out.[LNB]But when asked to comment on the speculation Grayson said: "Pre-contract agreements aren't binding so both parties could pull out at any time.[LNB]"If he bangs in another 20 goals, there might be bigger teams than Everton coming in for him."[LNB]Reports also claim Leeds have agreed an undisclosed fee with League One rivals Southend United for striker Lee Barnard.[LNB][LNB] Barclays Prem W/out Top 4 2009/10 Win Outright: Everton 25/1  

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