Report: Leeds want £10million for star as Premier League clubs come knocking

By Coral Barry

Lewis Cook is a £10million summer target for Premier League clubs Everton and Stoke, according to reports.

The midfielder has put in another highly impressive campaign since making the breakthrough to the first-team at the beginning of last season and it seems as though his potential has caught the eye of the country’s top clubs.

Cook, 19, has amassed 38 appearances in all competitions this campaign and has played his way onto the radar of Stoke and Everton according to the Sun.

Currently away on international duty with the England Under-19s, Cook has played a starring role in Leeds’ recent move away from a relegation fight in the Championship.

The Sun claim that Bournemouth had a £5million bid knocked back by Leeds in January for Cook with the Yorkshire club looking for double that figure.

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It has been reported that Leeds will not consider any offer below £10million for their most prized possession, but have hinted that they could be tempted to sell.

That has alerted Everton and Stoke to the bidding party and the two clubs will look to snap up Cook for around that fee in the summer.

Cook played the entire 90 of England’s 2-1 victory over Georgia on Thursday despite Evans’ request to the international side not to overplay him.

Leeds return with a trip to Evans former club Rotherham in the league after the international break.

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