By Tom Blackburn

Leeds have had a bid rejected for Zulte Waregem left-back Bryan Verboom, according to a reliable journalist.

The Yorkshire giants released a statement last week to confirm that a transfer request had been submitted by current first-choice left-back Charlie Taylor but said it had been rejected and the 22-year-old would not be sold this summer.

Pieter-Jan Calcoen, who is chief football writer at Belgian publication Het Laast Nieuws, claimed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday night that Leeds have made a formal move for Verboom.

Calcoen claimed that the offer for the Zulte defender, 24, has been turned down.

Former Belgium Under-21 international Verboom has been at his current club since January 2013, when he joined from Anderlecht for £170,000 after a six-month loan spell with Zulte.

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He played 36 times for his club last season as they finished sixth in the Belgian first division, and he is contracted to Zulte until 2019 after a contract extension last year.

Leeds sold defender Scott Wootton this summer but announced on Thursday afternoon that they had signed right-back Luke Ayling on a three-year deal.

Garry Monk has brought in eight new faces so far this summer for the Yorkshire giants, with the likes of Rob Green, Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez all putting pen to paper.

In other Leeds transfer news, their Premier League target is mulling over a transfer request according to Sky.