Leeds United have opened talks with Fulham regarding the sale of Adam Forshaw according to Football Insider.

The two clubs are discussing a potential deal for the midfielder with Leeds looking to decrease their financial output ahead of another season in the Championship.

The London based club are willing to bolster their midfield ranks after being relegated from the Premier League last season.

The 27-year-old cost £4.5million when he signed from Middlesbrough and with another three years left on his deal, this leaves Leeds in a strong position financially as they look to recoup as much of the fee they paid as possible.

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Fulham manager Scott Parker is known to want to sign experienced Championship players this summer and Forshaw fits the bill having been a regular first team player at Elland Road.

He made 19 league starts among 32 appearances in all competitions in an injury-disrupted 2018-19 campaign and has played in 44 matches since moving to Elland Road.

Fellow midfielder Kalvin Phillips is wanted by many Premier League clubs but it is believed that Leeds would rather cash in on Forshaw than let Phillips go who was instrumental for them last season as they lost out in the Play Off Semi Final to Derby County.

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Leeds boss Marco Bielsa is a fan of Forshaw and his attitude and application but they will need to reinvest in their squad this summer and it is believed they are open to offers for the former Everton academy graduate.

It is vitally important for Fulham that they look to push for promotion next season and the signing of Forshaw would undoubtedly add quality to their squad as they prepare for a long, hard season in the Championship.

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