A report from Goal has claimed that Leeds United’s loan approach to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is set to be turned down, with the Champions League winners demanding £12 million for the 22-year-old this summer.

We reported here on The72 that Leeds United and newly promoted Aston Villa were interested in signing Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on loan for the 2019/20 season after a successful spell with Rangers last season. And it has now been claimed that Leeds United’s move to try and bring Kent to Elland Road for next season has been rejected.

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Reports have claimed that Kent was keen to make a move to Elland Road for next season, with Leeds Live saying that the winger has spoken to Victor Orta and is “open” to joining the club this summer. But, this latest development from Goal claims otherwise.

The report claims that Kent would prefer to fight for a place in the first-team at Liverpool or leave the club on a permanent basis, promoting Liverpool to place a £12 million price tag on the head of the sought after winger.

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The 22-year-old played 43 games for Rangers across all competitions last season, netting six goals and providing nine assists along the way. His form earned him the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award, beating tough competition to the award.

Rangers are believed to be keen to take Kent back to Ibrox this summer, but with competition from Aston Villa and Leeds United, they will have to fight to bring back the Liverpool man.

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