Leeds defender Tom Pearce has penned a new four-year deal with the club.

But Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are still keen to sign the highly-rated left-back, according to reports.

Pearce, 20, broke into the Leeds first-team at the back-end of last season, featuring five times and scoring once.

He was set to be released this summer, but found his form under ex-boss Paul Heckingbottom.

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The England Under-21 international could have moved to a new club for a compensation fee next month, but after agreeing fresh terms, Leeds are in a strong position to demand big money for their young star.

Crystal Palace would need a replacement for Patrick van Aanholt if he moves to Everton, while Bournemouth want cover for ageing full-back Charlie Daniels.

Pearce is expected to be a Leeds player next season, but the Yorkshire Evening Post says Palace and Bournemouth will continue to monitor him.