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Bates quells Delph rumours

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Ken Bates has made a final attempt to end speculation over the future of teenage midfielder Fabian Delph.

The Leeds chairman insists Delph, a target for a long list of Premier League clubs, will see out his four-year contract at Elland Road.

Bates told Yorkshire Radio: "I'm sick of reading about it. It's usually written by people who are flying kites."

He added: "This is the last time I'm saying it. Fabian has just signed a four-year contract and is with us until 2012.

"We do not intend to comment any further on this speculation anywhere."

Delph, a product of the Leeds academy at Thorp Arch, has burst on to the first-team scene in spectacular style after being given his debut by manager Gary McAllister at the start of the season.

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