By Mark Smith

1st Jan, 2020 | 12:00pm

Report: Northern club snub talks with Leeds over potential January move

Leeds United aren’t expected to be massively busy in the January transfer market this season.

The Whites have already lost one loanee in Jack Clarke, and could potentially lose another in Eddie Nketiah.

It was suggested that Clarke may not be replaced, but Nketiah surely would – Rhian Brewster being named as a possible option this month.

It has been reported by the Mirror that Liverpool have decided to snub talks with Leeds, meaning that Brewster will not end up at Elland Road.

The newspaper claimed on their website that the Reds have considered how Eddie Nketiah has been treated in West Yorkshire and would prefer their young forward to move to a side that would give him more minutes in the second half of the campaign.

It is suggested that Swansea now lead the race for the 19-year-old, with Liverpool not interested in him moving to the Whites this season.

That isn’t a massive surprise, with the 5-4 victory against Birmingham being Nketiah’s first and only Championship start of the season.

Liverpool will have seen that and noticed that there are no guarantees that Brewster will get any minutes at Elland Road this year, and we can’t argue with their eventual decision to not sanction a move to West Yorkshire.

It will be hard to replace the Arsenal loanee with a player of similar qualities after the treatment of Nketiah, and that will be a real test for Victor Orta.

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