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Former England international could make a sudden departure from the Elland Road outfit.

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Stephen Warnock could be on his way out of the club this January, it has emerged.

The 33 year old is current Leeds United captain and is in the final stages of the contract he signed when joining from Aston Villa in 2012.

According to the Yorkshire Post:

LEEDS UNITED captain Stephen Warnock is on the verge of a sudden exit from Elland Road after attracting an approach from another Championship club.

Leeds are in advanced talks over the left-back’s release and could sanction his departure in the next 24 hours, with Warnock out of contract in the summer.

... The identity of the club bidding to sign Warnock is not clear but it is understood that the team chasing him currently hold a position inside the Championship’s top six.

Warnock is nursing an ankle injury at present and has missed United’s past two games, and a move out of Elland Road would leave Charlie Taylor - his 21-year-old stand-in in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Bolton Wanderers - as the only fit and recognised left-back in the squad.

Read the full story here.

Derby would logically be the top six side mentioned here and in those circumstances Reading would certainly find it hard to convince the full-back to move to the Madejski.

Would you take Warnock at the Madejski Stadium?