Newcastle United are watching Leeds United defender Sam Byram.

Byram, who turned 20 on Monday, is the best full back in the Championship and was being watched by a number of Barclays Premier League clubs before injuring his hip at the end of last season.

The defender continued his rehabilitation when he appeared for Leeds' Under-21 development team against Birmingham, says the Daily Mail.

Byram won five separate player of the year awards last season and is valued by Leeds at around £6m.

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