By Wayne Veysey

19th Apr, 2019 | 7:35am

Exclusive: Leeds set sights on signing two Liverpool players who’ve dazzled this season


Leeds United have set their sights on signing dazzling Liverpool attackers Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent this summer, Football Insider understands.

The youthful duo, both aged 22, have had excellent seasons on loan from the Premier League giants, with Wilson thriving at Derby County and Kent shining for Rangers.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club are keeping close tabs on the situations of the Liverpool pair, whose futures at Anfield are in doubt despite their impressive campaigns.

Attacking midfielder Wilson has scored 14 goals in 41 matches for Derby this season after they beat Leeds and multiple other Championship clubs to sign him on loan at the start of the campaign.

The Yorkshire giants also have a longstanding interest in left winger Kent, who has made huge strides at Rangers in the best season of his career, scoring six goals and supplying nine assists from 39 games.

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Wilson is contracted to Liverpool until 2023 after signing a new deal last summer, while Kent has a deal with his parent club that runs until 2022.

United will look to considerably strengthen their squad if they succeed in clinching a return to the Premier League and are already laying the foundations for multiple approaches for new players.

As revealed by Football Insider, Leeds have targeted Reading central midfielder John Swift and Fulham’s on-loan midfielder Stefan Johansen irrespective of securing promotion.

In other Leeds United news, the club are closing in on a JAWDROPPING £177million windfall after developments this week.