Leeds United: Grayson says LA Galaxy interested in Bruce deal

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Leeds United boss Simon Grayson admits Alex Bruce could be heading State-side with further fringe players likely to leave before the transfer window slams shut.

Centre-back Bruce has made just one start for the Whites this season but is on the radar of MLS side LA Galaxy who look set to offer the 27-year-old a deal.

The Whites have already sold skipper Jonny Howson to Norwich and loaned left-back Ben Parker to Carlisle and Grayson appears happy to let Bruce leave with other fringe players possibly set to follow.

“They’ve enquired about the situation, but I don’t know at this stage if anything will happen,” said Grayson of the LA Galaxy interest.

“We’ll see what happens with that one.”

Grayson has already issued a hands-off warning to his first team players but said of other squad players leaving: “We’ve had one or two enquires, but nothing concrete at this moment in time.

“Sometimes players don’t always want the opportunities that are maybe there, but things will change after the weekend when people think ‘I need x, y, or z’. We’re open to one or two going out.”

The Whites have also decided against offering a contract to South African triallist Matty Pattison – even though he impressed whilst on trial at the club.

Grayson feels he has enough cover on the left hand side of midfield and said: “We won’t be doing anything with him.

“We feel we already have players here in that role. He’s shown a good attitude and I’m sure he’ll go back to South Africa or wherever and do well.

“At this moment in time we didn’t quite feel he was one who could take us to where we want to go, but he’s a good player, he did well over here, and he’ll make a decent career.”

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