Everton deal for Beckford doesn't convince Leeds boss

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Leeds manager Simon Grayson is not convinced Jermaine Beckford will definitely be joining Everton this summer.

It has been reported that striker Beckford, who withdrew a transfer request on Sunday, had signed a pre-contract agreement with the Merseysiders with a view to becoming their player once his Leeds contract runs out at the end of the season.

But when asked to comment on the speculation Grayson said: "Pre-contract agreements aren't binding so both parties could pull out at any time. If he bangs in another 20 goals, there might be bigger teams than Everton coming in for him."

Leeds have turned down a reported £1.5million bid for Beckford from Newcastle during the current transfer window, while his stock rose after firing the winner in the Yorkshire club's shock FA Cup win at Manchester United.

The 26-year-old, who has scored 20 goals this season, has fired 74 in 135 appearances for Leeds since joining from non-league Wealdstone in January 2007.

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