Sources: Shaughnessy expected to leave Leeds next year
Leeds United are planning to cut loose Conor Shaughnessy after he failed to secure a move during the transfer window, Football Insider understands.
The defender, 24, was expected to leave Elland Road to join an EFL club but talks over a potential move, including a permanent switch to former loan club Burton Albion, collapsed.
Shaughnessy has been frozen out of the Leeds squad by Marcelo Bielsa and has not been given a squad number this season.
He was also omitted from their Premier League squad announced last week as Bielsa only named 18 senior players.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Shaughnessy has no future at the club.
His four-year contract expires next summer and one possibility is that he is offered a pay-off to leave early and become a free agent.
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The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international had been expected to move before the domestic window shut on 16 October.
He spent the first half of last season on loan at Mansfield Town in League Two and the second half at Burton Albion in League One, and was a regular for both teams.
But talks over a potential permanent move to Burton failed to result in an agreement after his eight appearances for the club before the lockdown prematurely ended the third-tier season in March.
Shaughnessy has subsequently been surplus to requirements at Leeds and faces kicking his heels for the remainder of the campaign.
He has made 15 appearances for the Yorkshire giants but has made just a single appearance under Bielsa, in the EFL Cup in August 2018.
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