Leeds United have continued discussions to sign Birmingham City midfielder George Hall, according to the Daily Mail.
Hall has been linked with Leeds for a while now, with Liverpool and Everton in the mix.
However, Birmingham will not allow the England youth player to leave in January but will sanction a summer move.
The 18-year-old racked up 18 appearances for the Championship side this season before picking up a calf injury in December.
He has been extremely impressive and is widely regarded as the latest bright product from the club’s academy.
Manager John Eustace has described Hall as a brilliant talent and hopes to have him back for this weekend’s FA cup game at Blackburn Rovers.
Leeds United have already reinforced their squad by signing Max Wober and Georginio Rutter. They are also in talks to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie.
It is unclear if Hall would enter the Leeds first team squad directly as there are rumours he would first join the under-21 side.
This element will be crucial for the player’s decision as he does not want to return to youth football after earning positive reviews playing for Birmingham’s first team.
Hall signed his first professional contract with the Blues in November 2021. His under-18 coach, Martyn Olorenshaw, described him as an attacking midfielder that can create and score goals. He added that the player is explosive, dynamic and can influence games.
Hall’s current contract runs until June 2024, and there are no renewal talks.
A move would be good business for the Blues as they value him at around £15 million. It would be better to sell than allow him to run down his contract and leave for free.