Teenage midfielder Bate is on the verge of a switch to Elland Road after Leeds agreed to meet Chelsea’s asking price.

Leeds are set to pay £1.5m plus add-ons for the 18 year-old England youth international.

Chelsea have also secured a sell-on clause in the agreement though no buy-back clause.

Leeds have agreed personal terms with left-footer Bate who is due to undergo his medical today.

Mailonline revealed on Monday that Bate was subject of interest from a number of Chelsea’s Premier League rivals, including Leeds.

Leeds emerged as frontrunners as talks progressed quickly, ahead of the likes of Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton who had also spoken to Chelsea about a deal.

Bate, who has been at Chelsea since he was eight, had one year left on his Chelsea deal but opted against signing a new one due to concerns about his potential pathway to first-team football.


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