No Leeds bid for Thornton

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Leeds United have shelved their interest in Sunderland midfielder Sean Thornton.

The Irishman has been placed on the transfer list at The Stadium of Light and had been courted by three clubs.

Spanish outfit Malaga, along with Championship duo Leeds and Crystal Palace, have been considering a bid for the 22-year-old.

But Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell has stated he is no longer looking to entice Thornton to Elland Road.

"We are not pursuing an interest in Sean Thornton," said Blackwell.

Thornton would be content to stay with the Premiership new boys but is completely out of favour with Black Cats boss Mick McCarthy.

The former Tranmere starlet will now have to wait to discover if Palace firm up their initial interest in his services.