Report: Manchester United talent Ashley Fletcher snubs new contract, Leeds ready to match his wage demands

Ashley Fletcher celebrates after scoring the first goal for Barnsley

Ashley Fletcher has reportedly snubbed a new contract at Manchester United.

Barnsley's Ashley Fletcher celebrates after the gameAshley Fletcher celebrates for Burnley

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher has rejected a new contract at Old Trafford as Leeds push to sign him.

Fletcher, 20, has come up through the ranks with the Red Devils since a move from Bolton Wanderers back in 2009, but has yet to make his first-team debut for United.

Ashley Fletcher scores the first goal for Barnsley

Last season, Fletcher was sent out on loan to Barnsley in League One, and he helped the Tykes win promotion to the Championship with a number of fine performances.

With nine goals in 27 appearances, Fletcher impressed with Barnsley, flashing great power and pace during his time at Oakwell - and he appears to have attracted major interest.

Ashley Fletcher celebrates after scoring the second goal for Barnsley

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Fletcher - who is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer - has snubbed a new deal to stay with United for the long-term, prompting many Championship clubs to find new hope in their pursuit of the striker.

It's claimed that whilst Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen on Fletcher, Leeds United are willing to match Fletcher's wage demands and could be leading the race for his signature.

Ashley Fletcher celebrates after scoring the first goal for Barnsley

Fletcher was born in Keighley, meaning a return to West Yorkshire could be appealing, whilst with few other strikers at Elland Road, first-team football should be regular for Fletcher under Garry Monk.

There's still a long way to go before Leeds can announce a deal for Fletcher, but his snub of a new deal at Old Trafford has given them major hope of sealing a move for the striker this summer.

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