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Leeds Utd programme issue 16b for superstitious Cellino

Leeds United have revealed the matchday programme cover for this Saturday's game against Nottingham Forest.

The programme is labelled "Issue 16b" - Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is famously superstitious and believes the number 17 brings bad luck.

At the beginning of the season Cellino had the pitch blessed and the team went on to achieve a 1-0 win against Cardiff City.

He also famously hates the colour purple.


Reports: Sam Byram snubs Everton to join West Ham

Leeds United defender Sam Byram has snubbed Everton to join West Ham, according to reports tonight.

Sam Byram Credit: Press Association

Everton had agreed a fee of £3.7m with Leeds with the 22-year-old last week.

However, it is believed Byram turned down a move to Goodison Park and the prospect of more regular first team football at Upton Park has turned the deal.

West Ham are thought to have offered Leeds less than the fee agreed with Everton.


Evans confirms fee agreed to sell homegrown Leeds United star Byram

Sam Byram looks set for Everton Credit: PA

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has confirmed that the club have agreed a fee with a Premier League club for Sam Byram.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez admitted that the Toffees had been in talks to sign the winger.

However Evans is still hopeful that he can include Byram in his squad to face Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow.

Martinez confirms Everton approach for Leeds winger Byram

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that the Premier League side have made an approach for Leeds United winger Sam Byram.

Sam Byram's contract runs out in the summer Credit: PA

Leeds head coach Steve Evans confirmed that Everton have agreed a fee for Byram, whose contract at Elland Road is set to expire this summer.

At his press conference this morning Martinez said that the Toffees had made an approach for Byram, but did not confirm that the two clubs had agreed a deal:

Reports: Everton agree fee with Leeds for Byram

Reports have emerged suggesting Leeds United have agreed a fee of around £3.75 million with Everton for want-away full back, Sam Byram.

Reports suggest Sam Byram is set for a move to Everton Credit: Press Association

The versatile 22-year-old, who has been employed as a right-midfielder by current coach, Steve Evans, is widely expected to leave the club during the transfer window, as Leeds seek to recoup a fee before his contract expires in the summer.

Byram, who joined Leeds as a schoolboy, has been monitored by a host of Premier League sides for some time, with West Ham among those rumoured to be keeping track of developments.

Everton are likely to have stepped up their pursuit of the highly rated youngster after losing first choice right back, Seamus Coleman, to a calf injury against Manchester City earlier in January.

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