By Will Butcher

Leeds have been linked with former England international Leon Osman – and the Yorkshire side’s fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight.

The veteran midfielder was released by Everton last month after his contract expired and is on the look-out for a new club.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Leeds have missed out on the acquisition of Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton – and new manager Garry Monk may well have turned his attention to Osman instead.

Despite being 35, Osman still made nine Premier League appearances in the 2015-16 and 16 in all competitions. He scored one goal in the Capital One Cup against Norwich at the start of the season.

Monk is considering a short-term deal for the Toffees stalwart, and Leeds fans are delighted that the former Swansea manager is looking at such a high calibre of player.

Here are some of their messages on Twitter:

As you can see, Leeds fans are delighted that Osman’s name could start appearing on the back of the famous white jersey.

However, nothing is set in concrete as of yet and it is unclear whether the Elland Road side have made an offer for the former Derby County loanee.

In other Leeds news, Monk is trying desperately to hold on to two star defenders amid Premier League interest.