Leeds United will reportedly not make another move for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent after their bid to sign him was rejected, according to a report published by Football Insider.
The Yorkshire giants have been linked with a move for Kent as well as his Reds team-mate Harry Wilson.
The 22-year-old Kent spent the past season on loan with Rangers and impressed as he went on to play in 27 Scottish Premiership games, scoring six goals and recording four assists.
In spite of making an impression for the Gers, the reported Leeds target is unlikely to be part of Liverpool’s first-team plans for the season ahead due to the world-class talent that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has at his disposal.
Kent is now expected to either be sold permanently by Liverpool or to join Rangers for another loan spell, where he would play under Steven Gerrard for another season.
For Leeds, the last thing they need is a transfer saga rumbling along all summer, with Marcelo Bielsa surely keen for new faces early in the window.
Ending the pursuit of Kent means the Whites will need to look elsewhere – a move to re-sign Manchester City youngster Jack Harrison on loan would surely be a deal that the Elland Road fanbase would welcome.
Leeds boss Bielsa needs to bolster his side this summer with some smart additions if they want to finally achieve promotion to the Premier League next season.
The Whites looked certain to be promoted during the past season before a late campaign slump in form prevented them from doing so.