By Alex Stevens
Leon Britton is ready to snub interest from Leeds to sign a new Swansea contract, according to a report.
Manager Garry Monk has been linked with a move for the veteran midfield as he steps up plans to strengthen the Elland Road squad.
But the Yorkshire Evening Post claim sources close to Britton have categorically ruled out the possibility of a move to Leeds even though it would have meant a reunion with Monk.
It is said that Britton, who turns 34 in September, is due a contract extension by Swansea and is set to extend his 13 years of service with the club.
The former Arsenal youngster was not only managed by Monk but played alongside him for ten years at the Liberty Stadium.
It is believed that Leeds made an approach for the 33-year-old in order to bring some experience into the midfield area.
The Swans midfielder was one of the stars of the Swansea side that worked their way from the fourth tier to the Premier League and initially shone in the top flight with reports of him having better passing stats than Barcelona’s Xavi.
The London-born midfielder didn’t feature as much in 2015-16 as he has done in previous years for the Welsh club, but still made 27 appearances in all competitions.
In other Leeds news, an Elland Road academy graduate has been strongly linked with a shock move to Arsenal.