Jack Harrison set to sign a new contract with Leeds United

According to Sky Sports, Leeds United winger Jack Harrison is set to sign an improved contract following the collapse of a deadline day move to Leicester City.

The Foxes agreed a fee with Leeds worth £20m plus add-ons for the 26-year-old and Harrison was given permission to travel down to Seagrave (Leicester’s training ground) to complete the deal.

Leeds hierarchy had a late change of heart and phoned Harrison to tell him the move was off despite initially agreeing a deal.

Leicester’s offer included a significant pay rise compared to Harrison’s existing contract with the Yorkshire club.

Leeds decided to match Leicester’s salary offer and that ultimately turned out to be the deciding factor in the collapse of the deadline day transfer.

Harrison has 18 months remaining on his current contract which likely alerted Leicester in the first place to try and strike a deal with Leeds for a cut price.

Leeds had a valuation of “£35m+” for Harrison last summer amidst Newcastle United’s interest, as reported by Phil Hay of The Athletic.

Mark Marston | Get Football

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