Leeds maintain interest in Fox

LEEDS United boss Dennis Wise has reiterated his interest in Walsall defender Daniel Fox, although Colchester United remain the only club to have agreed a deal with the Midlanders.

Carl Marston

LEEDS United boss Dennis Wise has reiterated his interest in Walsall defender Daniel Fox, although Colchester United remain the only club to have agreed a deal with the Midlanders.

League One promotion-candidates Leeds were the first club to express an interest in Fox when the transfer window reopened at the start of this month, although their initial bid was turned down.

It seems unlikely that Wise will make another offer. Instead, he will be hoping that Fox decides to stay at the Bescot Stadium for the rest of the season, after which his contract expires.

Left-sided specialist Fox is still mulling over a possible move to Layer Road. He has discussed personal terms with the U's, and has even visited the Community Stadium, which will be the U's new home from next season. The two clubs have agreed an undisclosed fee for Fox, believed to be in the region of £350,000.

Wise revealed: “I think Walsall have accepted an offer from Colchester, so we'll see what happens. It's public knowledge that he's out of contract at the end of the season, so that's the situation.

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“We'll stay tight, get on with what we want to do, and maybe there's still a possibility we may get him.”

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