By Wayne Veysey

14th Aug, 2018 | 6:28pm

Exclusive: Leeds opens talks to sign centre-back

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Leeds United are looking to beat several Premier League clubs to the signature of highly-rated Bury teenager Morgan Sadler after opening negotiations over the potential transfer, Football Insider sources understands.

Sadler is regarded as one the best young talents in the country after impressing for Bury over the last 12 months.

A number of Premier League clubs, including Fulham have been chasing Sadler, but a well-placed source has told Football Insider that Leeds are in talks about taking the teenager to Elland Road.

The Wales youth international joined Bury from Manchester City after he was spotted by the Premier League champions at the age of 13.

Sadler was a regular in the Bury’s Under-18s last season and he even featured in the Lancashire Senior Cup final last season against Fleetwood.

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Leeds are planning to strengthen their youth ranks as they look to develop players for the first-team and they see Sadler as a potential star in the making.

In other Leeds United news, the club WILL now sign a Premier League big name after he snubbed offers from two of their rivals.