Premier League outfit Bournemouth have launched a bid to sign Leeds United defender Tom Pearce, according to a reliable journalist.

Sun reporter Alan Nixon claimed on his personal Twitter account that the 20-year-old has agreed a new contract at Elland Road, with his old deal set to expire this summer.

It is understood that Bournemouth have now tabled an offer for the left-back, while Everton have not stepped up their interest in him.

Football Insider verdict:

Leeds are yet to officially announce a new deal for rising star Pearce and it’s a sensible move if he has extended his stay at Elland Road. The academy graduate impressed in the first team in the back half of the season and has a lot of potential to become a regular starter. He is good enough to compete for the left-back slot next year in Paul Heckingbottom’s side and will only develop over time. Pearce is a left-sided flyer that loves to bomb forward and fits the criteria for a modern-day full-back with his attacking instincts. The Yorkshire giants should knock back any bid that comes in for Pearce from Bournemouth and the player would be best served staying put for now. Charlie Taylor left Elland Road for Burnley just to struggle for minutes at Burnley and it should not be something that Pearce is willing to do as well.

In other Leeds United transfer news, they have made an approach for a 44-year-old manager.

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