Southampton may have to spend a fee worth £20 million if they are to lure Jack Clarke away from Leeds United this summer. 

The Saints have been linked with a swoop for the promising winger in recent times, with reports indicating that a £10 million bid could be enough to convince Marcelo Bielsa’s side into a sale. 

However, contrasting claims from The Mirror have stated that Leeds are unwilling to negotiate their youngster’s departure unless their valuation of double the aforementioned price is met. 

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The 18-year-old enjoyed a positive breakthrough season at Elland Road. He scored two goals and chipped in with two assists from his 22 appearances in the Championship. 

Although Leeds failed to secure promotion to the Premier League ahead of next season, Clarke was undoubtedly one of their brightest players, and there is a consensus that he has the potential to be a player of the highest quality.

Tottenham Hotspur are understood by The Mirror to also be in the race to sign the winger from Leeds in the current transfer window.

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