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Report: Mowatt representatives discuss new Leeds deal; further talks to take place

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Leeds United will be hoping to tie down the midfielder to a new long-term contract.

Fulham's Scott Parker and Leeds' Alex Mowatt in action

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have opened talks with Alex Mowatt’s representatives regarding a new contract with further discussions to take place later this summer.

The 21-year-old is in the final year of his current deal at Elland Road and there are fears he could follow Sam Byram and Lewis Cook out the door in due course.

However, while the report claims Charlie Taylor has no desire to sign a new contract at this time, the same cannot be said for Mowatt.

Alex Mowatt (R) celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal for Leeds United

The YEP claims Leeds officials met with Mowatt’s representatives last week and have agreed to hold additional talks in due course.

While that is no guarantee that an agreement can be reached it is promising news for those fans eager to see the youngster stay at Leeds beyond this season.

Leeds' Alex Mowatt and Brighton's Biram Kayal

Mowatt struggled to make a considerable impact last season when played out wide, but if new Leeds manager Garry Monk utilises him through the middle he could have another fine goal-scoring campaign.

At his best Mowatt is one of the most exciting attacking midfielders in the Championship and he is a player Monk could build his team around in the years ahead.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

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