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Leeds United owner gives update on Lewis Cook, Charlie Taylor's futures

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brentford's Maxime Colin

One Leeds United looks likely to stay, the other is more questionable, with Charlie Taylor recently linked to Premier League sides.

Charlie Taylor celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for LeedsCharlie Taylor celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for Leeds

Leeds United face a tricky summer trying to hang onto star youngsters Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor, a problem they should have seen coming.

With the transfer window officially opening next month, they are in a situation where both players have just 12 months left on their contracts.

This leaves Leeds susceptible to big bids, knowing the pair could leave on Bosman transfers next summer, and they would be compensated by whichever fee a tribunal decides.

Speaking to The Mail, Massimo Cellino has insisted he is trying to get contract talks moving, but progress is slow, and with regard to Charlie Taylor - non-existent.

He admitted talks are underway with Lewis Cook's agent, but there is no ongoing contact with Taylor's representatives.

Lewis Cook of Leeds United (L) and Luke Chambers of Ipswich Town in actionLewis Cook of Leeds United (L) and Luke Chambers of Ipswich Town in action

West Ham's Sam Byram and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne in actionWest Ham's Sam Byram and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne in action

Ominously, Taylor's agent is the same as Sam Byram, who left in January after failing to agree terms with Leeds, and signed for Premier League club West Ham.

Cook is a key part of Leeds midfield and won the Football League Young Player of the Year Award this season, succeeding Dele Alli.

Taylor has been a regular at left-back for the past one and a half seasons, and according to TEAMtalk.com, Liverpool and Stoke City have both expressed an interest in him this month.

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brentford's Maxime ColinLeeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brentford's Maxime Colin

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