LEEDS United are believed to have made an offer for Burnley's rising star Richard Chaplow.
The Accrington lad has two years left on his contract at Turf Moor but the Elland Road club are thought to be keen to snap up the highly-rated midfielder.
Burnley would not let the talented player go without a fight though and he is believed to be worth a six figure fee.
However, former Burnley assistant manager Sam Ellis is the second in command to Kevin Blackwell at Leeds, who were relegated from the Premiership last season, and he knows all about Chaplow's talents.
The former St Josephs's junior footballer has come through the ranks at Turf Moor and has had a quick rise to prominence, establishing himself as a regular in the first team over the last year and then being selected for the England Under 21 squad.
He admitted it was always his dream to play for Burnley but is said to have had several clubs running the rule over him after he put in some stunning performances last season.