Leeds reject Reading's Kilgallon bid

August 22, 2006

Leeds chairman Ken Bates has insisted Matthew Kilgallon will not be allowed to leave the club after revealing he has turned down an offer of more than £1million from Reading.

The 22-year-old centre-half has emerged as one of Leeds' most prized assets following his rise through the ranks at Elland Road. His performances have attracted admiring glances from several clubs and led to speculation about his future.

'We actually turned down an offer for more than £1million from Reading so he's going nowhere,' said Bates. 'If he continues to develop as he is, I can see him as a natural successor to John Terry.'