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Leeds United have been forced to postpone a trial for Motherwell starlet Sam Campbell after one of their youth-team stars tested positive for Covid-19, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The defender, 16, is on the wanted list of United as well as Premier League rivals Liverpool and Brighton this autumn.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Campbell was due at Leeds last Sunday for a trial and transfer talks.

But it has had to be put on hold because a Whites Under-18s player has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Protocol means Campbell could not head to Thorp Arch and a date will have to be rearranged.

He has already visited Liverpool and Brighton and spent time playing with their age-group sides.

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Football Insider has been told that Motherwell have accepted bids from each of Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton for Campbell.

The Scottish Premiership club have granted permission for the wonderkid to head down south to discuss terms with the English trio.

Tellingly, he has rejected a three-year contract offer from Motherwell, with clubs in Scotland able to offer professional deals at 16, a year younger than they are in England.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa

Campbell, who joined Motherwell in December 2018, is regarded as one of the outstanding young talents in Scotland.

He is yet to make his first-team debut but has impressed for the Scottish club’s youth teams but is so precocious he was playing for their Under-18s when he was just 14.

In other news, Leeds United are negotiating a £10million deal ahead of Friday’s 5pm deadline.