Steve Evans shares whether Leeds United have received further bids for key players

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United have already lost Sam Byram during the January transfer window.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told Radio Yorkshire that he has received no further bids for any of his key players in January.

After Sam Byram left Leeds to join West Ham United earlier in the window, there were fears that some of the club’s other prized prospects could be set to depart.

Lewis Cook has been heavily linked with Bournemouth in the Daily Mail, while Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor are very highly regarded.

However, Evans insists that he has not heard of any bids for the young trio yet, and even if teams did come in for them, he does not believe they would be sold.

"Not that I’m aware of," he said, when asked if Leeds have received any further offers. "It doesn’t matter, people can like our players and respect our players and make bids.

"I don’t control the finance, the president controls the finance, but I am always asked what I think and at the minute I want to think that I don’t want to lose anyone.

"I want to think we’re going to add, if anything.

"Of course that’s the main group, there’s always one or two that if people come to take them we’ll shake their hand and wish them luck. They’re good players, but not for Leeds United going forward."

Leeds are reportedly open to selling some of their fringe players, as they look to trim their squad.

The likes of Casper Sloth and Tommasso Bianchi have been confirmed as available by Evans, while Mirco Antenucci’s future is also under scrutiny.

Antenucci has interest from four Italian clubs, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, and he could be allowed to leave Elland Road in the coming days.

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