Leeds news: West Brom and Burnley showing interest in Cooper

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4th Jul, 2016 | 6:51pm

Report: Leeds 24-year-old targeted by two Premier League clubs, Monk has decision to make

By Amir Mir

Leeds captain Liam Cooper is receiving interest from Premier League clubs West Brom and Burnley, according to a report.

TalkSport claim the Premier League duo are keeping tabs on the Leeds defender, who has impressed them with his consistent performances over the past two seasons.

The 24-year-old joined Leeds for a fee of £600,000 from League One side Chesterfield and captained the club on a regular basis last term.

It is said West Brom boss Tony Pulis is keen to add a defender to his side for the forthcoming Premier League campaign and the Leeds man has caught his eye.

Burnley boss, Sean Dyche is also said to be monitoring the situation as one of his key defenders Michael Keane has rejected a new contract offer amid interest from Premier League champions Leicester.

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Leeds manager Garry Monk could have a decision to make over whether to cash in on Cooper, who has established himself as a key player for the Yorkshire giants.

Cooper, who has two-years left on his Leeds contract, is the product of the Hull academy and made his debut for the club aged 16.

The centre-back has racked up 67 appearances for the Yorkshire based club with new manager Garry Monk keen to keep hold of his key players as he plans for promotion to the Premier League.

In other Leeds news, Gary Monk closes in on new signing as attacker flies into training camp.