Leeds accept Howson bid from Canaries

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Norwich City will open contract talks with Jonny Howson after Leeds "reluctantly" accepted an undisclosed offer for the 23-year-old midfielder, who is out of contract in the summer.

Howson, currently injured, has made 225 appearances for the Elland Road club but discussions over a new deal broke down as he expressed his immediate desire to play in the Premier League.

A Leeds statement added: "We have reluctantly accepted the offer as the player only has six months left on his contract."