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MK Dons starlet wants out

MK Dons defender Brendan Galloway has submitted a transfer request, the club has confirmed.

Galloway is reportedly a target for Everton, with several other Barclays Premier League clubs thought to have expressed an interest in the highly-rated teenager.

The Dons revealed in a statement on their official website on Friday afternoon that the 18-year-old, who still has another year remaining on his contract at stadium:mk, had "through his advisors, formally expressed his desire to leave."

"We are devastated that Brendan wishes to leave as we feel our first team is the best place for him at the moment and his continuing development," said Dons chairman Pete Winkelman.

"There has been interest from several Premier League sides in Brendan and we fully appreciate the lure of the top flight is enormous.

"We accept that Brendan may have played his last game for the club, but we will remain in discussions with interested parties to ensure MK Dons receives the best possible deal for one of the country's brightest young talents."

Dons boss Karl Robinson added: "We are very focused on the development of our young and gifted players and I gave Brendan his debut at the age of 15. I've seen him grow into a very talented footballer.

"The club, the chairman, the fans and I have been fully supportive of Brendan throughout his career with the Dons, and nothing has made us prouder than to see him represent England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels."