Report claims Peterborough resigned to losing Jack Marriott following Leeds United interest - and have lined up replacement

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

The Peterborough United striker is said to be attracting interest from Leeds United and others.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United celebrates scoring his team's third goal during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Peterborough United at Villa Park on...

Peterborough United are 'resigned to losing' Jack Marriott, who has been linked with a string of clubs including Leeds United, according to the Sun.

Marriott has scored 23 goals in his first season at Peterborough, prompting talk of a move away from London Road in January.

Peterborough director of football Barry Fry speaks to Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony  during the pre season friendly match between Peterborough United and a Tottenham Hotspur XI...

The Mirror reported on Monday that Leeds and Hull City are 'leading the chase' to sign him, with a £3 million fee - which Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony later described as 'poorly researched' - mentioned.

MacAnthony has not ruled out selling Marriott, however, and the Sun reports that Posh, alongside Bradford City, are chasing a potential replacement in Yeovil Town's Otis Khan.

Otis Khan of Yeovil Town controls the ball and looks for a pass during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Yeovil Town and Chelsea U21 at Huish Park on October 25, 2017 in Yeovil, England.

Khan, who was previously on the books of Leeds' Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United and Barnsley, has scored 10 goals for Yeovil this season - much of which he has spent on the left wing.

Yeovil face Manchester United in the FA Cup later this month, and it is claimed they could try to hold off other clubs' advances until then.

The 22-year-old's contract is said to contain a buyout clause, however, which if triggered could leave Yeovil powerless do to so - and potentially spark Marriott's exit, perhaps to Leeds United.

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