Johnson rejects Leeds offer

Whites midfielder turns down latest three-year contract

Johnson: Keen to stay

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Skysports.com understands that Leeds United midfielder Bradley Johnson has rejected the club's latest three-year contract offer.

The former Northampton Town man has become a mainstay in The Whites' line-up in recent seasons after joining in January 2008.

Johnson is only one of two players to have featured in all 14 of the club's Championship games this season following promotion from League One last term.

However, the 23-year-old is out of contract next summer and would be able to follow in the footsteps of fans' favourite Jermaine Beckford by leaving on a free transfer.

Johnson has settled well in West Yorkshire and is keen to commit his future to the Elland Road outfit, but it remains to be seen whether Leeds offer terms in line with other first-teamers.

A number of rival clubs are believed to be monitoring Johnson's contractual situation closely and preparing to make a move should Leeds fail to tie-up his services.