By Tom Blackburn

Leeds became the first club to make an approach to Fleetwood about signing right-back Conor McLaughlin – and their fans took to Twitter to discuss the League One defender.

Football Insider reported on Monday morning that Leeds had made the first move for McLaughlin in a bid to beat other second-tier clubs to his signature.

Gaetano Berardi and youngster Lewie Coyle are manager Garry Monk’s current players on the right side of defence, although the latter also doubles up in midfield.

McLaughlin can operate as either a right-back or a wing-back, and is renowned for his forward forays and calibre in the final third.

The 24-year-old, who has played for Fleetwood for four years, made 42 appearances in all competitions last year for the Fishermen last year.

Manager Steven Pressley wants to keep a hold of his prize asset but may have to cash in on him now, with only 12 months remaining on the former Preston full-back’s contract.

Lots of Leeds fans seem curious about the potential signing of McLaughlin with some believing it may signal the end of Berardi.

In other Leeds news, they are preparing for a wave of new signings after youngsters arrive on trial.