COMMENT By Will Butcher

Thomas Christiansen would bolster Leeds’ defence and take them one step closer to ending their 13-year stay in the Football League with the signing of Bournemouth ace Marc Wilson.

The Mail claims Leeds’ second-tier rivals Hull are interested in bringing 25-time Ireland international Wilson to the KCOM Stadium as they look to return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

The experienced Premier League defender is desperate to leave Eddie Howe’s Cherries this summer after failing to earn regular first-team football at Bournemouth last season.

Wilson managed just seven first-team appearances in all competitions last season, four of which were with West Brom while on loan during the second half of the season.

The Whites have made nine first-team signings this summer but are expected to be active in the market for the remainder of the transfer window which shuts in just over a month’s time.

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