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Dundee manager Paul Hartley provides transfer update on Leeds United-linked Greg Stewart

Dundee United's Ryan McGowan (L) in action with Dundee's Greg Stewart

Dundee FC manager Paul Hartley reveals he wants to keep hold of Leeds United target Greg Stewart.

Dundee United's Ryan McGowan (L) in action with Dundee's Greg Stewart

Speaking to the BBC, Dundee FC manager Paul Hartley has revealed that he intends to keep star striker Greg Stewart at the Dens Park this summer.

Stewart has been one of the most potent strikers in the Scottish Premier League over the last two seasons and he enjoyed a wonderful campaign last term, scoring 11 goals as well as providing 15 assists in all competitions.

Stewart’s exploits has seen him attract the interest from a host of clubs and it has been widely reported that English Championship outfit Leeds United are very keen on securing the services of the 26-year-old.

Dundee United's Aidan Connolly (R) in action with Dundee's Greg Stewart

Given the fact that the striker has entered the final year of his contract at Dundee, many believed that the transfer to Leeds coming into fruition is a real possibility but in recent developments, revelations have been made that the Whites are unwilling to match Dundee’s £1 million asking price (Evening Telegraph).

Now Dundee manager Paul Hartley has gone on to speak regarding all the speculation surrounding Stewart and has stated that it will take a lot of money for interested clubs to sign their attacker, even though he has only one year remaining on his current contract.

Dundee's Greg Stewart (R) in action with Celtic's Adam Matthews

Hartley told the BBC, "I rate him very highly. It would take a lot of money for someone to take Greg away from us.

“We understand he is in the last year of his contract, but we don't want to sell him and, if we have got him for another year, we will keep him - with the possibility of getting no fee whatsoever.

"How do you replace Greg Stewart? It would take a lot of money, but we don't want to sell him and we are not going to sell him."

Dundee's Greg Stewart scoring their first goal

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