Report: Bournemouth discussing possible January deal for in-form Leeds star Sam Byram

Dean Court

Bournemouth are reportedly plotting a move for Leeds United star Sam Byram.

According to the Daily Mail, Premier League outfit Bournemouth have held internal discussions over a January move for Leeds United star Sam Byram.

Byram, 22, has come up through the ranks at Elland Road, and has been a fixture of the Leeds first team since breaking through back in 2012.

Capable of playing at right back or on the right hand side of midfield, Byram has long been tipped as a star of the future during his time at Leeds, attracting plenty of interest from Premier League clubs in the process.

That interest is no doubt set to ramp up in the coming weeks, given that Byram has scored three goals in his last three games, whilst his contract at Leeds expires in the summer - and there is so far no sign of him signing an extension.

The Daily Mail now report that Premier League side Bournemouth are looking to take advantage of that contract saga, and are currently discussing a January move for the youngster.

Eddie Howe's men are currently on a good run of form, losing just once in the last seven games, pulling them three points clear of the dreaded relegation zone.

The Cherries do have the likes of Adam Smith and Simon Francis available at right back, but Byram could give them a long-term option there, and Howe may well be hoping to exploit the contract saga by landing a cut-price deal in the January transfer window.

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