Leeds United youngster Sam Byram is close to a £5 million move to Premier League giants Liverpool, according to reports.

Byram is out of contract in the summer and has been offered two new deals by the club. The offers were reportedly offering less or the same wages that he is currently on and the 22-year-old is yet to sign any deal offered.

The right midfielder has made his return to first team action in recent weeks, scoring twice in the 3-2 victory against Wolves and scoring the equalising goal in Leeds’ 1-1 draw with Forest on Sunday.

Leeds boss Steve Evans has previously stated that “Sam Byram has to be signing a new contract in January or he goes out of the equation, it’s that simple.”

The Metro also quotes Evans as saying “he has to sign a contract. We can’t just sit there and say the player controls the football club.

“We love the kid to bits and I have said before that if he comes home with my daughter I will be quite proud.

“He is such a nice kid that you want him to do well but we want him to commit to his future.”

Leeds will be looking to add new faces to their squad in the January transfer window after a run of five games unbeaten has put Evans’ side in the top half of the table.

The Whites’ next opponents are Derby County, who visit Elland Road on Tuesday evening.

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