Leeds United right-back Sam Byram is understood to have rejected the Championship club’s latest offer of a new one-year contract.
Byram’s current deal expires at the end of this season and the Whites were keen to tie the 22-year-old down for at least another year.
But according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the former England Under-21 international has turned down Leeds’ proposal, which would have seen Byram remain on his current £12,000-a-week salary . The club are not expected to make him another offer.
Byram has made 120 appearances since breaking into the first team three years ago. Due to his age, Leeds would be due compensation if the defender moves on in the summer.
Everton and Sunderland have both been linked with the Essex-born youngster.