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Leeds lead battle for Birmingham youngster George Hall

Leeds United lead the hunt for Birmingham City youngster George Hall.

The Daily Mail says Brum are fighting to keep hold of their England Under 18 international who has been courted by a number of clubs since breaking into the first team this season.

Leeds are understood to be willing to make a seven figure offer for the 17-year old who only signed his first professional contract in November.

However, Birmingham are resisting Leeds' overtures insisting Hall can realise his potential better with them and that he will gain more first team opportunities by staying.

Hall made his first team debut in January, where he impressed playing behind Troy Deeney, but had to wait until the last game of the season before he appeared again.

Encouraged by the fact he wasn't being selected, Brighton and Newcastle have been monitoring developments but it is Leeds who have made the first move.

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