By Will Butcher
Garry Monk has ruled out a January exit for any of his Leeds players amid growing Premier League interest.
The 37-year-old manager could be set to receive a number of mid-season bids for the likes of Charlie Taylor and Ronaldo Vieira as they continue to star for the Yorkshire giants.
Monk is adamant that Leeds will not be selling any of their star players and instead revealed that his side must look to bring players to Elland Road.
“We can’t and we won’t be losing any of our players,” said Monk, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post. “We need to add, not take away.
“The only way that things will happen is if we can help strengthen and help the squad in certain positions to give us our best chance.”
Last season’s Player of the Year Charlie Taylor has been repeatedly rumoured to be joining a Premier League side, with only six months remaining on his contract, amid reported interest from West Brom, Burnley, Middlesbrough and West Ham.
Moreover, the Mirror’s transfer news blog claimed on Friday at 10.25pm that West Brom manager Tony Pulis is also keeping close tabs on midfielder Vieira, which could see the Midlands outfit raid Leeds twice.
But former Swansea boss Monk is desperate to keep his star players and has emphatically ruled out any kind of sale in the upcoming transfer window.
The news will come as a huge relief to fans as Leeds continue to occupy a playoff spot, with a belated return to the Premier League potentially on the cards.
Leeds will need their best players if they want to secure promotion to the top flight, as they look to end their 12-year hunt for a Premier League return.
In other Leeds transfer news, this Bradford ace could be on his way to Elland Road as his contract runs down.