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Leeds reject Delph bids
16 Jan 2009 - 12:17:16
Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has revealed that the club have turned down two bids from Premier League sides to prise young star Fabian Delph away from Elland Road.
Speaking to Yorkshire Radio, Bates said: "We explained to both clubs that we don't deal in petty cash and they were Premiership clubs as well. We don't want to sell Fabian.
"He's happy and we're happy Fabian is staying. Unless something unexpected happens which we can't forecast, we want him to take us back into the Premiership."
However, while Leeds manager Simon Grayson will be desperate to hold on to his prize asset, there could be some players leaving the club this month.
"By taking players on loan we're solving the immediate problem. It gives us time to assess their capabilities and look at players here who may be surplus to requirements, before making any permanent decisions," Bates added.
Leeds have signed three players on loan so far this month - Lee Trundle, Richard Naylor and Carl Dickinson.