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Leeds United boss Steve Evans dismisses player sale reports, takes swipe at media

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The Leeds boss is not pleased with some of the most recent reports on his club.

Steve Evans has been talking to the media ahead of this weekend's tie against Hull City with the club in the midst of yet another storm.

It comes after the 'pie-tax' saga and reports that Massimo Cellino has put the entire first-team squad up for sale.

A report from The Sun claimed an unnamed source had informed them that Cellino was willing to sell any one of his players should the right offer come in.

It was of course a story that had Leeds fans concerned - with interest being reported in the likes of Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt recently.

Evans however suggested in his press conference that the story has no basis and he also took a swipe at the media for some of the stories often printed about Leeds United.

He is quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as stating:

"It's an unnamed source, an unnamed person. We need more authenticity than that.

"I would be alarmed if that was the case as we are trying to build something here.

"If you throw enough s**t at the wall it will stick.

"Some of the stories that are written about Leeds United Football Club are scandalous. My 18 year old daughter rang me up today and said 'dad, I see all your players are for sale.'"

It is certainly fair to say that Leeds have had it tough from the press in recent times, but a lot of it that is down to the ownership of the club by the controversial Italian Cellino.

In general there is a certain collective share of sympathy from the football fraternity regarding a club the size of Leeds United, with its loyal fans and prestigious history, being reduced to comic factor by poor decisions behind the scenes.

Hopefully the Leeds squad is not up for sale and instead the club can keep their current spine together and improve upon it - with Premier League football clearly still the ambition at Elland Road.

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