By Tom Blackburn
Bradford have no interest in loaning Leeds winger Lee Erwin, according to a BBC journalist.
Reports emerged on Wednesday morning that a deal was close, following the Scotland international’s indifferent campaign at Elland Road.
However, BBC Leeds journalist Adam Pope announced on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday Bradford are not working on a deal for the young forward.
We've had it confirmed that Bradford City do not want to sign #Lufc striker Lee Erwin who is with Utd's training camp in Ireland.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) July 6, 2016
Erwin has fallen down the pecking order after new manager Garry Monk has brought in Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson for £2million, as well as versatile forward Hadi Sacko on loan from Sporting Lisbon.
Leeds number 19 Erwin didn’t make his debut until November last year, starting just two games for Yorkshire side last year and only making nine appearances in total.
The 22-year-old Scot joined Leeds on a free transfer from his boyhood club Motherwell amid high expectations after scoring five times and supplying four assists in his last 10 league games of 2014-15.
He also played, scored and created two more goals in the play off victory over Rangers, as Motherwell were promoted to the Scottish Premiership.
After failing to establish himself at the start of this season Erwin was sent out on loan to Bury, but had little influence in his month there and did not score.
Bradford manager Stuart McCall knows Erwin well and was the man to give him his first-team debut at Fir Park, but hopes of a reunion have been dashed.
HITC Sport, who provided the initial link, claim that a number of other clubs have spoken with Leeds and former Swansea manager Monk about signing Erwin.