According to Fabrizio Romano, both Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund are still very interested in Leeds’ Cody Drameh with the Yorkshire club now ‘fighting’ to keep hold of the young right-back.
Leeds boss Jesse Marsch is very keen to keep hold of the 21-year-old, suggesting that he will have some playing opportunities at Elland Road this season.
The American has also ruled out the possibility of a loan move, although a permanent deal would certainly suit Eddie Howe a lot more.
Drameh has played just four times for Leeds in the Premier League – once so far this season in a 5-2 defeat to Brentford – and clearly has a lot of work to do before he is a first-team regular.
At just 21-years-old, Drameh could be the perfect back-up for Kieran Trippier to develop and grow under the guidance of the experienced England international who will soon be nearing the end of his prime.