Luke MurphyLeeds United have bid “seven figures” for Crewe Alexandra midfielder Luke Murphy, according to BBC Radio Leeds reporter, Adam Pope.

The news follows unrest amongst Whites fans after days of speculation about the lack of funds Brian McDermott has available to him.

While no deal has been agreed yet, and the Whites face competition from at least two other clubs, Pope’s claim seems to suggest that GFH Capital, the owners of Leeds United, have found some funds for McDermott to strengthen his squad.

Leeds face competition from Blackburn Rovers, who have also had a seven figure bid accepted, and Wolverhampton Wanderers, though their local press expects Murphy to go elsewhere.

24 year-old Murphy has made 186 appearances for Crewe since his début in 2008, scoring 25 times. He was an integral part of Crewe’s 2012 League Two play-off and 2013 Football League Trophy winning sides.