tommy roweLeeds United target, Tommy Rowe, has retained his captaincy of Peterborough United for the 2013/14 season.

Rowe, who refused a contract extension and has told Peterborough he wishes to leave was transfer listed by the club and has already spoken with Brian McDermott regarding a move to Elland Road.

The 24 year-old winger is said to favour a move to Leeds, but Peterborough United haven’t ruled out keeping him until his contract expires next year if an acceptable bid isn’t made.

Darren Ferguson’s side returned to training on Monday ahead of their pre-season campaign which begins with a trip to Shelbourne next week. While Tommy Rowe’s future still hangs in the balance, Ferguson made clear that the winger will retain his captaincy and remain part of his plans while ever he’s with the club.

“I don’t want Tommy to leave, but I agree with the club’s policy of placing players in the last year of their contract on the transfer list.

“That doesn’t mean Tommy will be gone before the season starts and if he is here on the first day of the season he will lead the team out.

“Tommy is a great lad and a top professional and there will never be an issue with his commitment and attitude.”

Elsewhere, Leeds are said to be interested in Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy, while Steve Morison has been linked with a return to Millwall.