Leeds United are set to offer starlet Lewis Cook a new contract in an attempt to keep him at Elland Road, as reported by the Daily Star.
The young midfielder has impressed considerably since making his debut this season, and has become an integral part of head coach Neil Redfearn’s side as they battle against relegation to League One.
Cook’s importance to the team can be seen by the fact that Redfearn chose to rest him in the FA Cup clash with Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester United have been keeping tabs on him, however, and as a result, there are fears that the England Under 18 star could depart Elland Road.
Owner Massimo Cellino is very keen to see him remain in West Yorkshire, and has therefore offered him a pay increase, to £4,000 a week.
However, should one of the Premier League’s big sides come calling, Cellino will demand a staggering £10 million to sell the battling midfielder.