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Leeds United have struck a deal for the young Wigan Athletic attacker, Joe Gelhardt, according to The Sun.

The newspaper claims Wigan are selling Gelhart to Leeds for £1 million to pay wages at the club.

It adds that the 18-year-old is likely to accept the Whites’ terms next week.

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Gelhardt is in line to become Leeds’ second summer signing, after Illan Meslier turned his loan move permanent.

The left-footed Liverpudlian has already appeared 21 times for Wigan’s first team, scoring once.

And he is said to have been chased by several clubs other than Leeds.

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Wigan went into administration at the start of July, which led to the Latics being relegated from the Championship despite a good run of form.

That is expected to lead to a firesale at the DW Stadium, with Gelhardt looking like becoming the latest young talent to depart.

Whether Gelhardt would compete for a first team place at Leeds, or begin his Elland Road career either out on loan or in the Under-23s remains to be seen.

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