Robert Snodgrass has left Leeds' training camp after being given permission to speak to an unnamed Barclays Premier League club, believed to be Norwich.
Canaries manager Chris Hughton revealed last night that the Championship club had rejected an approach for the Scot last week. It could be the Canaries second signing of the day with news that Michael Turner is undergoing a medical.
But Whites manager Neil Warnock said this morning that Snodgrass had now been allowed to leave the training base in Cornwall to discuss terms with another club, who he did not name.
Warnock told the club's website:
– Neil Warnock
Negotiations have been going on for weeks.
I was hoping he would have had a change of heart and I can honestly say that in all my time in football, I've never worked as hard in trying to keep a player.
He was offered the best contract, the captaincy, and we would have built a team around him so I am very disappointed.
He's made it clear what he wants to do and he's had his head turned. He wants to play in the Premier League. He believes his Scotland international career may be better served in the Premier League, but I'm not so sure.
The Scotland international joined Leeds from Livingston in 2008, making 168 league appearances and scoring 41 goals in all competitions.