Leeds United have not engaged in any sort of advanced discussions over sealing star midfielder Pablo Hernandez a new deal at Elland Road, according to a report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim on their website that despite the Spanish playmaker having just over three months remaining on his current contract, the two parties are yet to enter in depth talks over tying him down to the club.

The Leeds supporters have been urging the club to snap up the 32-year-old on social media, so news that negotiations have failed to progress into their final stages will be a worrying update, with their star man able to leave on a free if terms are not agreed before the summer.

He has been a key member of the squad this season, turning out 35 times, scoring seven goals and chipping in with eight assists, his latest strike a fine effort in the 2-2 draw with Reading last weekend.

Football Insider verdict

Hernandez is one of the few players at Leeds who looks to be irreplaceable so securing his future should be a priority for the club, but at the moment it does not look promising. Whether there are issues over the length of the deal, the wages, or perhaps personal issues, the Whites should be doing everything they can to iron those out and get pen to paper sooner rather than later. Fans are desperate to see him stay and there will be a lot of clubs sniffing around Elland Road hoping to bag themselves a bargain deal if he does fail to commit to a new deal. 

In other Leeds United news, with Liam Cooper out of action, it is time for another 26-year-old to step up to the plate.

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