Leeds United whip up £30m bidding war with Tottenham and Arsenal as Rodon deal takes twist

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Leeds United's Archie Gray is attracting interest from London trio Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.

The Daily Mail report the Whites are holding out for £30million for the talented teenager, who was one of the standout stars at Elland Road last season.

Leeds missed out on Championship promotion after losing the play-off final to Southampton at Wembley.

The 18-year-old is seen as one of the jewels in the crown in Yorkshire, with top-flight big guns now circling for his signature.

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If Spurs were to firm up their interest in the versatile youngster, the expected departure of Joe Rodon from the Tottenham Stadium could help them grease the wheels of any deal.

Wales centre-back Rodon spent last season on loan at Elland Road and was superb for Daniel Farke's side. He is widely expected to leave Spurs this summer, with reports from the north stating he views Leeds as his "priority destination", despite Premier League clubs Leicester City, Ipswich Town and Southampton tracking him too.

A possible swap deal involving Rodon and Gray has been touted before; former Spurs defender Alan Hutton believes the latter is perfect for Ange Postecoglou’s side, but added any move would have to involve “big cash” as well as the Swansea City graduate.

“It would have to be big cash, not just Rodon, I think it would be a lot of money on top of that” he told Football Insider.

“He’s had an outstanding season. The guy has played at full-back, played in midfield, played as a number 10, the list goes on.

“I think he’s only going to get better. He plays with such freedom and it’s refreshing to see. The way Ange plays, that’s perfectly suited to him. He’s comfortable coming inside and taking the ball with his back to play and getting forward with his ability to cross into the box.

“He’s so young as well. It’s going to be a big fee, but looking to the future, if they can bring someone like him in now, he could be there for years to come.

“That would be an brilliant signing for them.”