Barnsley boss Lee Johnson responds when asked if he'd sell Sam Winnall to Leeds United for £1m

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Leeds United are reportedly interested in Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.

Barnsley boss Lee Johnson has admitted on Channel 5’s Football League highlights programme, which was broadcast on 30 January, that he does not know if Sam Winnall would remain at Oakwell if Leeds United raised their initial bid.

Leeds are said to have submitted a £300,000 offer for the front man, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, but Barnsley rejected it.

It is unknown whether Leeds will return for the 25-year-old, and Johnson admits that if Leeds were to submit an offer of around £1 million that his side could be forced to sell.

“I don’t know,” Johnson responded when asked whether Barnsley would accept a £1 million offer for Winnall from Leeds. “I’m the head coach. I hide behind the title.

“I think the position is that he is a fantastic player, who has a value. But we want to keep him, if possible.”

Leeds are hunting a striker in the remaining days of the January transfer window, as Whites boss Steve Evans wants to add to his attacking options.

At the moment the Yorkshire club have Souleymane Doukara, Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood competing for the striking spot in the team.

Winnall has been in fine form in League One this season, scoring 16 times in 36 matches.

His goals have helped Barnsley climb up into 12th place in the League One table, despite making a slow start to the campaign.

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