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Sunderland And Stoke City Lead The Pack For Want-Away Leeds United Star

Elland Road player is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs.

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Sunderland and Stoke City are leading a number of Premier League clubs chasing the signature of Leeds United midfielder Bradley Johnson.

The 24-year-old’s current deal expires this summer and he has declined several new contracts to stay at the Yorkshire club.

A string of Premier League clubs, including Bolton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion and Wigan, are fighting to capture his signature.

Leeds have confirmed two top-flight clubs, believed to be Sunderland and Stoke, have made offers for Johnson and the players is now weighing up his options.

Whites boss Simon Grayson had hoped he could persuade Johnson to stay but admits that is now unlikely and wishes the player the best in the future.

“It’s disappointing that it looks like Bradley won’t be re-signing,” he told the club’s website. “We felt we made the player a suitable offer.

“I’d like to thank Bradley for his contribution while I’ve been here, but the contractual situation that we work in nowadays means that players have the ability to make choices such as this.

“This is a situation we wanted resolving as a club because we are looking ahead to next season and planning ahead.”

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