EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills has hailed Adam Forshaw as a “very good player” but claimed Leeds United can cope with selling him this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds defender gave his reaction as the possibility of the 27-year being sold this window increased.

As revealed by Football Insider, United have opened preliminary talks with Fulham about selling Forshaw as they look to keep their finances within check.

“I’ve seen that Forshaw might be leaving,” Mills told Football Insider. “I don’t think that would be a bid thing for Leeds. If you lose Forshaw and keep hold of Kalvin Phillips and Jamie Shackleton, you can accept that.

“When you are a Championship club you don’t have the money and finances to keep everyone. That is the situation Leeds are in.

“Forshaw has been good for Leeds and he’s a very good player. To lose him, you think, ‘this is worrying’. But, if you have to lose him to keep hold of two more important players, suddenly you think, ‘okay, that’s something we can deal with’.”

Forshaw was signed by Leeds from Middlesbrough in January of last year for a fee of around £4.5million.

He has made 44 appearances for the Whites but his availability last season, in which he made 19 starts in 32 games, was affected by two serious injuries.

Fulham are looking to strengthen their midfield in the wake of relegation from the Premier League after just one season.

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