By Will Butcher
The Leeds careers of senior duo Toumani Diagouraga and Luke Murphy appear all but over after they were banished from the club’s matchday programme squad list.
The central midfield pair have been frozen out by Garry Monk, with captain Liam Bridcutt, Eunan O’Kane, Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira all ahead of them in the pecking order.
One fan noticed the double omission on the back page of the programme, ahead of Leeds’ recent 1-0 victory against Ipswich.
Diagouraga, 29, has failed to feature for the Yorkshire giants since starting in Leeds opening game of the season against QPR which ended in a dismal 3-0 defeat.
The former Paris Saint Germain trainee has been at Leeds for less than a year after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal at Elland Road back in January, and has made just 20 league and cup appearances for the former Champions League side.
Combative midfielder Murphy has also featured just once under former Swansea boss Monk, despite making 110 appearances for Leeds in three years as well as finding the back of the net seven times.
A product of the famed Crewe Alexandra academy, 26-year-old Murphy was the first player to join Leeds for more than £1million in 2013 since striker Richard Cresswell joined in 2005.
Murphy and Diagoruaga’s exit from Leeds was expected, and a move in January for both players looks increasingly likely.
In other Leeds transfer news, Monk is set to rival Premier League outfit Watford to sign this teenage star.