Leeds United are preparing to offer Wilfried Gnonto a new contract.

That’s according to The Telegraph, who have reported that the Whites are eager to integrate the winger back into the squad after refusing to sell.

Everton looked set to finally succeed in their summer pursuit of Gnonto after it was confirmed that the Italian had made himself unavailable as he looked to force through a move to Goodison Park.

The Toffees have now made a fourth bid of £25 million for his signature, however the Championship outfit aren’t backing down are still adamant that Gnonto won’t be leaving Elland Road this summer.

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Leeds United are set to lose a number of star players due to relegation clauses in their contracts, however Daniel Farke confirmed that such a clause doesn’t exist in Gnonto’s deal and they will look to take advantage of that.

The ‘special’ 19-year-old netted twice and provided four assists in the Premier League last season following his £1.5 million move from FC Zurich, while he was widely expected to become one of the second tier’s best players if he was to stay in Yorkshire.

Leeds United will need all the help they can get and look set to reject any offer Everton have, unless they dramatically increase their bid. Farke’s side are now eager to end any interest in Gnonto and eventually offer him a new contract which will include ‘favourable’ clauses.

Leeds United believe they are in the driving seat over Wilfried Gnonto situation

Speaking in Wednesday’s press conference, Daniel Farke said: “We spoke quite transparently about the situation. That it would definitely be bumpy.

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“We were open about it that there would be exit clauses in many players. But the closer we edge to the end of the transfer window, the more we are back in the driving seat. This is what has happened in the last days.”

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