Leeds told £12m bid will be accepted for midfielder

Coventry City star Gus Hamer is likely to cost interested sides such as Leeds United upwards of £12million this summer, sources have told Football Insider.

However, Coventry are desperate to keep hold of Hamer as they attempt to push for promotion to the Premier League once again this term.

The Sky Blues have already sold last season’s top scorer Viktor Gyokeres to Sporting CP for a reported fee of around £20million.

It is believed they are likely to ask for another eight-figure fee if they are forced to part with Hamer in the final month of the window.

Premier League clubs have also registered their interest in Hamer – with Burnley seeing a player-plus-cash bid rejected earlier this summer.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Coventry could even be willing to risk losing the midfielder for free in 2024.

The Brazil-born star is currently out of contract in less than 12 months and can negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign sides in January.

Hamer managed 11 goals and 10 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions last term.

He has now racked up 130 games across three seasons at Coventry since arriving in England in July 2020.

Both Leeds and Coventry start their respective Championship campaigns on Sunday (6 August).

Daniel Farke’s side have seen Marc Roca and Brenden Aaronson depart on loan, while Weston McKennie has returned to Juventus after the end of his loan at Elland Road and Adam Forshaw has seen his contract expire.

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