By Wayne Veysey

19th Jun, 2021 | 8:00am

Sources: Leeds confident of signing Miller by 1st July after breakthrough

Leeds United are confident of signing Birmingham City starlet Amari Miller by 1st July, Football Insider has learned.

The Yorkshire giants are in advanced negotiations to land the 18-year-old striker from the cash-strapped Championship outfit.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the deal is being worked on and all parties believe it can be completed by 1st July.

That would enable the teenage star to link up with United in time for their pre-season return in early July.

The potential capture of Miller would be a major coup for Leeds given the level of interest in his signature.

Everton have also been closely monitoring the wonderkid’s situation and their talent spotters have been impressed.

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Miller’s future at St Andrew’s has been up in the air as the club look to overhaul their youth set-up.

The club confirmed last month that the youngster was one of five second-year scholars to be offered professional terms.

But it now looks likely that Miller has played the last of his five senior matches for Birmingham.

He broke into the first team at the end of last season, and ended the campaign with consecutive starts against Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers.

Leeds have been aggressive in their pursuit of the country’s best young talent after their academy was given Category 1 status last summer.

Mark Jackson’s Under-23 side romped to the Premier League 2 Division 2 title last season.

In other news, Leeds United are making progress on signing the “perfect Phillips replacement” after a key update.