Oh dear. The Yapping Post has started speculating on who Leeds will buy to replace Byram if they are "forced" to sell England's future right back.
The bright star in an otherwise dark cupboard has been linked with a move to Manchester City and Spurs, and Arsenal may yet emerge as suitors, but McDermott assured everybody, before he jetted off on his hols, that he expected Byram to be a Leeds player next season. However, whilst Nice Guy Brian's away, the GFH Capital spin doctors can play!
The odds on Byram leaving have just shortened and the idea of a "forced sale" will alert potential bidders to the possibility of signing the kid at a reasonable price. What would it take to prise the boy away? Five million would be five times the total profit made by the Arab Bank Built on Sand last year. That might be tempting figure, especially if the merchant bankers - and the rhyming slang is deliberate - are looking to turn the club at a profit; and they have already admitted that they are looking for an early exit haven't they?
Marching on Together? The Arabs, like Revie, may just want to bugger off to the Middle East with as much cash as possible!