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Agent completely contradicts Steve Evans' claims about Alex Mowatt's contract talks

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Alex Mowatt hasn't held any talks about extending his Leeds contract, according to the player's agent.

The agent of Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that there have been no talks about a new contract.

Mowatt, 21, has come up through the ranks at Leeds having initially joined the club at the age of just nine, and starred last season with nine goals in 38 games.

This term, midfielder Mowatt has suffered some injury problems, but still served up some promising performances under manager Steve Evans, having endured a quiet spell under previous boss Uwe Rosler.

Now, Mowatt has just over a year left on his contract at Elland Road, and manager Evans - as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post - suggested that chairman Massimo Cellino and executive director Paul Bell had opened talks with Mowatt over a new contract to keep him in West Yorkshire.

However, Leeds fans may now be concerned once again, as Mowatt's agent has completely denied those claims about ongoing negotiations.

Mowatt's agent, Mark Rankine - the former Doncaster, Wolves and Preston midfielder - has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that there have been no talks or even contact about a new deal for Mowatt, leaving his long-term future at Elland Road in some doubt.

"Absolutely none whatsoever," said Rankine when asked whether Leeds had opened talks about Mowatt's deal. "Nobody has spoken to me about it, or to Alex," he added.

Leeds fans just saw another former academy star leave the club on the cheap, as Sam Byram left for West Ham in January with just six months left on his contract at Elland Road.

With talks seemingly not in progress with Mowatt, fans will surely be worrying that Mowatt's situation will mirror Byram's, meaning he could leave for a fraction of his true value in January 2017.

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