It seems that we won’t be getting Leeds playmaker Pablo Hernandez this summer, with the Spaniard increasingly likely to sign a new contract at Elland Road, according to reports.
The Yorkshire Evening Post are pretty certain that the 33-year-old is close to signing a new two-year deal which will keep him at the Whites until 2020.
Garry Monk signed the attacking midfielder for Leeds during his time at the club, and there had been talk that the Blues could snap him up on a free transfer at the end of the season.
However, the former Spanish international’s current manager Paul Heckingbottom has been keen to keep the player, and negotiations over a new contract reportedly began last month.
The ex-Valencia midfielder has been in good form in the Championship this campaign, having scored seven goals and provided nine assists in 40 league games.
It may be a setback for our summer transfer plans, but with the club having already been linked with another veteran playmaker in Wes Hoolahan this week, it looks like the club are keeping their options open.