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Leeds deny making offer for Hamilton's McArthur

Leeds boss Simon Grayson has dismissed reports that he has made a bid for Hamilton star James McArthur. Reports in Scotland have suggested Leeds had firmed up their interest in McArthur by tabling an offer for the midfielder.

"We're linked with players all the time and it doesn't surprise me when we're linked with good players," Grayson told the club's official website.

"Speculation is there with a lot of players, but we try to do our business the way we do it and bring in players that people don't know about.

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't aware of McArthur. We know about him, he's a good player, and he's been linked with a few Premier League clubs, but there's no deal in place and we have no intention of putting in a bid for him.

"I think some clubs use Leeds United to increase the price - I'm not saying McArthur's club have done that, but it is frustrating.

"It happens a lot at this stage where you get linked with players just to suit the selling club."

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