According to news from James Marshment (tweet – below), editor of TEAMtalk – citing an article from GOAL, Leeds United have had a loan bid approach for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent turned down with the Reds setting a £12m price on the youngster’s head.

Kent has been linked to a temporary move to Leeds United over recent days, many sources reporting that he was a serious target on the Whites summer radar.

Now GOAL’s Neil Jones says that the Reds are demanding a £12m fee for the Oldham-born youngster “with the young winger set to turn down the chance to join Leeds United on loan.”

GOAL’s Jones says that “Leeds made a formal offer” for Kent, but that GOAL had been told that Kent’s “preference would be to either stake a claim for a first-team spot at Liverpool or join another club permanently.”

That decision from the Anfield youngster would draw a darkened line and furrowed brow from many Leeds United fans looking to inject some pace and class down the flanks with Wolves flyer Helder Costa also being linked to Elland Road.

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£12m will price Ryan Kent out of Leeds United’s wage range, or willingness to pay, and will leave the club either chasing Helder Costa or hoping that a suggested move for last season’s loanee Jack Harrison pays dividends.

It is news that has received mixed blessings from Leeds United fans. These are fans that have been warned in advance that a ‘difficult’ transfer window lies ahead this summer – so they are primed for disappointment in a way. Here’s how some fans have responded to the ‘no Kent’ news.

Leeds United fans respond to news that Liverpool winger not inbound