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Chesterfield confirm rejecting offer from Championship for Leeds United linked Tendayi Darikwa

The right-back had an excellent season for The Spireites in League One last term.

An unnamed Championship club have reportedly made a move for Chesterfield right-back Tendayi Darikwa, as confirmed by the club’s chief executive Chris Turner on the Spireites official club website.

He told Chesterfield-FC.co.uk:

"Dean and I had a chat with Tendayi and explained that we had rejected the approach as it was well short of our valuation of him. Tendayi is understandably keen to play at a higher level but he understands that we would only considering selling him if we received an offer that we were unable to refuse.

"We will do everything we can to keep Tendayi at the club..."

Of course Darikwa has been strongly linked with a move to Leeds United this summer.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported last month that Leeds were keeping tabs on the player, considering the apparent interest in Sam Byram. They claimed they had been in touch with the player, who won the Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Season awards at Chesterfield last term.

The news that an unnamed club have made a move will undoubtedly get Leeds fans excited about a potential new arrival.

Was this bid from Leeds?

It would seem unlikely.

Whilst reports have been linking Leeds with Darikwa new Leeds boss Uwe Rosler denied such reports to BBC West Yorkshire Sport last month, stating:

"With Sam Byram, Gaetano Berardi & Scott Wootton very good in that position at Leeds we are not looking for a right back."

It would seem that a Championship rival is however keen on the player and that Leeds may see him head elsewhere.

Darikwa, who has Zimbabwean heritage, had a fine 2014-15 season. He featured in 56 games for Chesterfield this term, scoring a goal against Crewe in April.

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