EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Leeds United have made an approach to sign Brighton central midfielder Oliver Norwood, Football Insider sources understands.
Championship duo Leeds and Swansea have made enquiries about Norwood, 27, who has been the subject of two failed bids from Hull City this summer.
Leeds are in the market for midfield reinforcements with Adam Forshaw currently injured and Ronaldo Vieira having left Elland Road for Sampdoria.
A well placed source has told Football Insider that United, led by manager Marcelo Bielsa, regard Norwood as an ideal replacement for Vieira, who joined Samprdoria earlier this week.
New Swansea boss Graham Potter is also looking to add to his squad with the club set to lose midfielder Sam Clucas to Burnley.
Brighton are willing to sell the 53-times Northern Ireland international Norwood for a fee in the region of £1.5million after falling down the pecking order at the Amex Stadium.
Norwood spent last season on loan at Fulham, helping them win promotion to the Premier League, but the club opted against making his loan deal permanent.
Hull remain keen on signing Norwood despite having two bids rejected this summer, but now they face competition from Leeds and Swansea for the former Manchester United trainee.
In other Leeds United news, a deal has been done for an international colossus and he will make his debut in Sunday’s clash against Stoke City.