According to a report from Football Insider, young Leeds United defender Liam Kitching is in advanced talks over a move to League Two side Forest Green Rovers, after sanctioning the departure of the 19-year-old.

Marcelo Bielsa is ramping up his summer clearout of the Leeds United squad, with a number of senior players such as Yosuke Ideguchi and Caleb Ekuban reportedly closing in on moves away from the club. But, not only are senior players making moves away from the club, with another of youngsters also heading for the Elland Road exit door.

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Some of the Whites’ younger players including the likes Aapo Halme and Mallik Wilks have all made moves away from the club this summer on a permanent basis, with Bielsa seemingly clearing the deadwood out of both his youth sides and senior sides.

And, it looks set that another young player is set to join the list. Bielsa has sanctioned the departure of defender Liam Kitching and now, it looks like he is close to completing a move to a new club. He is reportedly in advanced talks over a permanent move to League Two side Forest Green Rovers, currently managed by Mark Cooper.

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19-year-old Kitching came through the academy at Leeds United before graduating to the club’s Under-23s side. Last season was his first in senior football, spending the season on loan with Harrogate Town, who achieved a place in the National League play-offs. Kitching played 34 times in all competitions, scoring three goals and providing three assists from left-back.

Now, his time as a Leeds player looks set to come to an end, with a move to Forest Green Rovers on the cards ahead of the new season.

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