Leeds United have been told that Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott will cost £12million this month if clubs want to sign the Championship wonderkid – with Leeds listed by Ben Jacobs as one of six Premier League clubs showing interest.

Scott, 20, has broken into Bristol City’s side to play 70 times at senior level. A tough-tackling, aggressive midfielder – he has had a hand in 11 goals that time, scoring four and creating seven. He has also picked up a huge 21 yellow cards.

Premier League clubs have long been linked with Scott, who has 12 England Under-19 caps to his name. He has been called up to England’s Under-20 squad, too. But with a contract until 2025, Bristol City are under no pressure to sell.

Now, Jacobs reports that Bristol City want £12million for their homegrown talent. There is plenty of interest in Scott – described as “exceptional” by Nigel Pearson – with Brighton, Tottenham, Wolves, Bournemouth and Leicester also keen.

Leeds told Bristol City midfielder Scott will cost £12million this month

It seems like a smart signing this month. The Whites could really do with another body in the middle of the park. Marc Roca’s start to the season has dropped off, struggling of late. Adam Forshaw has undergone another operation.

It is yet to be known if Forshaw will be available for the FA Cup clash against Cardiff. But injuries are following Forshaw around, and his deal ends in the summer. After Forshaw, Leeds have Darko Gyabi – and the evem-younger Archie Gray.

Leeds need another player in the middle of the park to provide cover for Marc Roca. But one that has the potential to overtake him and partner Tyler Adams. For £12m, it is hard to find a reason why Scott would not be the ideal signing.

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