Why Leeds fans should have concerns for the summer, despite Massimo Cellino's promise

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Leeds United's young crop are reported to be catching the eye of a number of Premier League clubs.

Leeds United supporters should still be wary about what could happen in the upcoming transfer window, despite a recent statement from Massimo Cellino suggesting that he will seek to retain the services of all of the clubs top players this summer.

Cellino was quoted by Inside Futbol as saying that Leeds would keep all of their star turns in the coming months, but Whites supporters only need to cast their mind back to last summer when the Italian owner was making similar promises.

Last year, Cellino promised Leeds fans that he would not sell Ross McCormack, but the striker ended up going to Fulham.

Although the deal was widely recognised as a good one, it is worth remembering as Leeds head into the latest transfer window.

There can be no guarantee that Leeds will keep hold of their young players - especially with top level interest rising in some of their brightest talents.

The Daily Mail believe that Alex Mowatt is a target for Hull City, while the Daily Star say Lewis Cook is of interest to five Premier League clubs and Sam Byram is wanted by Southampton, according to Sky Sports.

Those clubs are capable of offering big money and should Leeds receive a sizeable bid, it will be interesting to see how they respond to it.

At the moment it appears as though Leeds will stand strong, but Cellino has already broken one promise to Leeds supporters and his recent comments should be treated with caution as a result.

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