LEEDS UNITED have bid for Wigan wonderkid Sean McGurk – but their offer has been turned down by the cash-strapped club.
Midfielder McGurk, 17, is the next top talent off the assembly line that produced Joe Gelhardt and Tottenham record breaker Alfie Devine.
The Elland Road club have been after him for months and submitted a bid that was rated too low by officials and the club administrators.
McGurk is out of contract in the summer and could go then with a fee decided by tribunal.
However Scottish league leaders Rangers may come in for him and offer a pre-contract.
Steven Gerrard knows McGurk from his time at the Liverpool academy when the Rangers boss was in charge and the player was a young hopeful.
Leeds also made a move for McGurk before the start of the season but saw it rejected.
Wigan lost a staggering 25 players at the end of last season either through being released or sold.
The club were relegated into League One and continue to face financial woes.
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Leeds, meanwhile, brought in 12 players on permanent deals – as well as Jack Harrison on loan from Man City – following promotion back to the Premier League.
So far it's been a happy return to the top tier for Marcelo Bielsa's side, who sit twelfth in the table.
However, they suffered a humiliating FA Cup exit to League Two side Crawley over the weekend.
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