Everton are in talks with Leeds over a move for winger Jack Harrison, talkSPORT understands.
Harrison is believed to have a clause in his contract allowing him to leave on loan following Leeds’ relegation from the Premier League.
Leeds winger Harrison could be set to link up with Everton on an initial loan transfer
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It has been suggested that the 26-year-old is in line to undergo a medical ahead of his return to the top-flight.
The ex-Manchester City forward, who failed to play a match for the Citizens, is yet to feature for the Whites this campaign.
A hip injury has kept him on the sidelines, with Daniel Farke’s side picking up just one point from their opening two Championship matches.
Harrison is poised to remain out of action for a number of weeks, though that hasn’t deterred the Toffees from securing his services.
The former New York City star has been a key player for Leeds in recent years where he helped them secure promotion to the Premier League in 2020 by winning the Championship.
After three seasons on loan, he joined the Yorkshire outfit in 2021 on a permanent deal, with Harrison scoring 34 goals in 205 games in all competitions for Leeds.
His exit shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans, with talkSPORT revealing in May that Leeds were preparing for his departure after they failed to beat the drop.
And he may not be the only player swapping Elland Road for Goodison Park, with Willy Gnonto also on Everton’s radar.
Harrison was unable to keep Leeds in the Premier LeagueGetty
The 19-year-old winger has refused to play in the club’s opening two league matches as well as their Carabao Cup clash against Shrewsbury as he looks to force through a move.
Leeds released a statement on the Italian teenager on Friday, where they insisted that he is not for sale.
It read: “Earlier this week, Willy Gnonto and his representatives were informed by the club that he would not be sold this summer.
“Following those conversations, Willy felt he was unable to play in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup tie with Shrewsbury Town
Despite training for the last two days, Willy has informed Daniel Farke that he still does not feel able to play this weekend and has not travelled to Birmingham for the game tomorrow.
“This is now an internal disciplinary matter and the club will make no further comment, other than to reiterate that Willy Gnonto is not for sale.”