Leeds United want Leicester City defender Luke Thomas and have made two approaches for him as they look to strengthen their defensive options after Sam Byram sustained an injury during Saturday’s 4-3 victory over Ipswich Town, reports The Athletic journalist Phil Hay.
However, the Elland Road outfit are not the only club keen on the 22-year-old left-back, with Manchester United also interested, according to the Daily Mail.
Leeds could find it hard to pip the Red Devils to Thomas as Leicester will find it hesitant to strengthen one of their promotion rivals, which could give Man United an advantage in the race.
The Old Trafford club want a new left-back after Luke Shaw sustained a muscle injury that could keep him out for many months, and the England under-21 international has attracted them,
A return to the Premier League could be more appealing to Thomas, and he is expected to leave Leicester as he is yet to make an appearance this term and is not in the plans of manager Enzo Maresca.
The left-back has played 85 games for Leicester, with two goals and five assists to his name, and a move to Leeds could do his development a world of good as he will get to play more games if he joined them ahead of Man United.
Thomas can also play in midfield, and Whites manager Daniel Farke could do with his versatility, but convincing Leicester to part with their academy graduate could prove difficult with both clubs eyeing an immediate return to the Premier League.
Farke is also eyeing another right-back, with Tottenham Hotspur player Djed Spence on his radar, and the Leeds boss would love to land four or five new additions before the summer transfer window ends on Friday.
They need to build on their first victory of the campaign and bolstering their squad will go a long way in boosting their promotion chances, and it will be interesting to see who eventually joins them in the coming days as more names are expected to be linked with the club.
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