Sources were unsubstantiated, but the chatter among supporters turned into a vicious cycle of more and more fans asking what was going on.
There remains no suggestion at present Leeds are going to cash in on Byram, but clearly having been alerted to the discussion about his future, Byram sought to send a brief message via Instagram - posting a photo of himself wearing the new Leeds United kit.
Byram was careful not to comment along with the photo - but the picture was all he needed to say.
Fans responded accordingly, with one comment reading: "Thanks for posting Sam! I know exactly what this means and I know you aren't really meant to post stuff but puts or minds at rest. #MOT."
Byram is a key part of the Leeds side, and has been in good form in pre-season to date.
There is legitimate concern however that the defender stroke winger has just one year remaining on his current Leeds contract, and supporters are anxious for the breakthrough academy star to sign an extension.
Premier League clubs have continuously been interested in Byram, but head coach Uwe Rosler told Talksport last week he has been given assurances the player will not be sold.