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I would have been interested in Leeds Utd if there was no nonsense - Burnley star Barton

Joey Barton has played down suggestions that he was close to joining Leeds United in the summer.

Former Whites boss Neil Redfearn revealed to Radio Yorkshire on Wednesday that he went after the likes of Barton, Charlie Adam, Matty Phillips and Jason Shackell when he was at the helm at Elland Road.

Barton, who left QPR to eventually join Burnley in the summer, responded to the claims with a series of Twitter posts indicating that although Leeds may be an attractive proposition, there has been too much drama surrounding the Massimo Cellino-led West Yorkshire outfit for him to make the move there at this stage of his career.

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