Leeds United: Liverpool reportedly linked with Byram move

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PREMIER LEAGUE giants Liverpool are being linked with a summer move for Leeds United star Sam Byram - according to national reports.

The Reds have been reportedly scouting Byram for several months and are now being tipped to make a bid at the end of the season, in the view of several national newspapers.

The Daily Star has even suggested than an £8million deal is close to being finalised, with Liverpool said to be confident of getting Byram signed up swiftly.

A host of top-flight clubs, including Sunderland and Southampton, are known to be admirers of the 21-year-old.

Liverpool are likely to be in the market for a right-back in the summer with high-earning Glen Johnson expected to move on and John Flanagan out of contract - and Javier Manquillo’s loan finishing at the end of the current campaign.

Byram is under contract at Leeds until the summer of 2016.

Thomas Christiansen directs his players from the sidelines at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon. 
Picture: Bruce Rollinson

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