Leeds chief confirms midfielder set to sign

Last updated : 14 May 2002 By

Leeds United chief Peter Ridsdale has revealed that the club are close to sorting out Lee Bowyer's contract situation following weeks of speculation that he could be set for a shock departure.

With club such as Liverpool believed to be showing a keen interest in developments, the club are keen to resolve the matter quickly as his present deal runs out next year.

"We have had very constructive talks and we are very close to a deal," said Ridsdale.

"Lee has reaffirmed his desire to stay at Leeds and we are hopeful of reaching an agreement very soon."

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