Leeds United: Smith to be offered new deal

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Leeds United are to offer striker Matt Smith a new contract, the YEP understands.

The 25-year-old forward will be given the chance to extend his deal at Elland Road in a move which should end Millwall’s pursuit of his signature.

Smith and his agent met with United officials yesterday and was told that the club have no plans to sell him.

Millwall were preparing a fresh bid for Smith after failing with an initial offer last month and looked poised to increase their valuation had yesterday’s talks between Smith and Leeds come to nothing.

Smith’s existing contract expires next summer.

The 6’5” striker joined Leeds on a two-year deal from Oldham in 2013 and scored 13 goals for Leeds last season, but he reached the start of the new Championship term without any formal negotiations about improved terms.

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