Leeds chase three signings – but Cook stays

Date published: Monday 1st February 2016 10:33

Lewis Cook: Won't leave Leeds United for Bournemouth

Lewis Cook: Won't leave Leeds United for Bournemouth

Leeds United could make up to three new signings on deadline day – but Lewis Cook has ruled out leaving Elland Road for Bournemouth.

Leeds sold Sam Byram to West Ham earlier this month but have remained insisted that none of their other young stars would move on, despite Bournemouth showing an interest in Cook.

The midfielder himself says he will “definitely” still be at Leeds come Tuesday morning.

“I’m 18 and playing most games,” Cook told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“It’s great for me developing and I feel like I’m learning a lot. Hopefully I can push on my game a little bit further.

“Some people make that choice (to move to the Premier League at a young age) and it doesn’t always work out for them. At the moment I feel like I’m enjoying my football. Leeds are a big club as it is. I love playing for Leeds at the moment.”

Leeds have signed Mustapha Carayol and Toumani Diagouraga already this month but are looking to do further business, with Steve Evans chasing an overseas signing.

Leeds failed with a bid of £300,000 for Barnsley forward Sam Winnall on Thursday and failed with a loan bid for Crystal Palace forward Fraizer Campbell.

Evans said: “Am I thinking we’ll add to the group? Yes. Nothing surprises you. We could add three, we could add none. We’ve certainly got three in mind.”

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