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Manchester United target Leon Bailey wants to stay at Bayer Leverkusen to develop before any move

The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest talents in the Bundesliga and has been courted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe

Leon Bailey has revealed he wants to stay at Bayer Leverkusen and wait for his big move to the Premier League.

The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest talents in the Bundesliga and has been courted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Leon Bailey has said he does not want to move away from Bayer Leverkusen

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Leon Bailey has said he does not want to move away from Bayer Leverkusen

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But the youngster wants to continue his development in Germany before even thinking about a switch to the English top flight.

Bailey said: “Leverkusen is perfect for me.

“I want to develop and then I can take the next step.

“When I move to a big club, the people there will want to know me. I want to make a name for myself at the highest level.”

Leon Bailey is friends with Manchester City star Raheem Sterling

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Leon Bailey is friends with Manchester City star Raheem Sterling

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Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool have all made approaches for the youngster over the past year in the hope to bring him to the Premier League.

And England are desperate for him to pledge his international future to them and not Jamaica.

Bailey is Jamaican by birth but qualifies to play for the Three Lions because two of his grandparents hold British passports.

And now Football Association bosses are understood to be working hard to convince him to represent England at international level.