By Harvey Byrne

Leicester defender and Leeds target Liam Moore is contemplating handing in a transfer request, according to a report.

Sky Sports claim that the youngster is pushing for a move after the Foxes rejected two bids from Reading this summer.

It is said that he is ready to make the last resort after getting frustrated in his bid to leave the King Power Stadium.

The Bristol Post had previously claimed that Leeds have a long-standing interest in Moore and the Whites could make a move for the 23-year-old centre-back if he does become available.

However, the Yorkshire giants would face a battle for the player’s signing, as the Sky report also claims that Jaap Stam’s side have tabled a third bid for the former England Under-21 star.

Moore only has one-year left on his current contract at the Premier League champions and it is understood that he has rejected a contract renewal at the club.

The former Brentford loanee hasn’t been handed a shirt number, or a first team locker in the squad’s dressing room heading into the new season.

Moore failed to make a league appearance in Leicester’s title winning campaign last season and he was confined to one solitary League Cup appearance for Claudio Ranieri’s side before joining Bristol City on a four-month loan where he made 10 appearances.

In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites have completed their eighth summer signing after defender Luke Ayling agreed a three-year deal.