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Chelsea signing Grealish will help permanent Leeds' Baker move

England's midfielder Lewis Baker celebtates scoring a penalty during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group A football match England v Poland in Kielce, Poland on June 22, 2017.

Leeds should keep an eye on where Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish ends up.

England's midfielder Lewis Baker celebtates scoring a penalty during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group A football match England v Poland in Kielce, Poland on June 22, 2017.

Leeds United wrapped up the signing of Lewis Baker on a loan deal at the weekend.

Baker signed from Chelsea for the season with question marks over his long-term future.

The 23-year-old has had mixed loan spells before, hampering his chance of a first team breakthrough.

A successful spell at Leeds this year could be a double-edged sword for the Whites, and prompt Chelsea to want to retain his services.

Baker though, should be keeping a close eye on Chelsea's pursuit of Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.

Villa player Jack Grealish in action  during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

Villa want £30 million for Grealish and Chelsea are leading contenders, with Teamtalk reporting they could win the race by loaning him back for the season.

Grealish moving to Chelsea would put a further block in Baker's path to their first team.

It would be galling for the Leeds loanee to see Chelsea spending £30 million or thereabouts on a player who is one year younger than him.

Lewis Baker of Vitesse Arnhem celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game during the Dutch KNVB Cup Semi-final match between Sparta Rotterdam and Vitesse Arnhem held at Het Kasteel...

Baker has never been given a chance at Chelsea by successive managers, and now Leeds have an opportunity to win him round.

He has to prove himself at Elland Road too, and Leeds' chances of landing him permanently if Chelsea bring Grealish in this summer, showing Baker there really is little hope of a future at Stamford Bridge.

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