By Harry Sykes

Lee Erwin is closing in on a move back to Scotland after being given permission to quit Leeds United, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC Radio Leeds correspondent Adam Pope claimed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that the former Motherwell forward, 23, is heading back to his homeland.

It has been reported that the Yorkshire giants are allowing Erwin to leave the club without a transfer fee, but Pope explained that United chiefs are negotiating for a sell-on clause to be inserted into any deal that takes him to a new club.

This would protect Leeds financially and ensure that Erwin is not leaving Elland Road for nothing.

Pope’s update comes after Sky Sports Scotland reported earlier in the day that the Scot had terminated his contract, which is due to expire next summer, in order to find a new club.

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The four-times Scotland Under-19 international joined Leeds in the summer of 2015 from Motherwell, but has only featured 12 times for the club.

However, the centre-forward demonstrated his pedigree with a successful spell on loan last season at Oldham, scoring 10 goals in 40 matches in all competitions.

In other Leeds transfer news, the club have agreed the terms of a stunning £7million deal.

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