Report: Leeds submit bid for Premier League midfielder, club make response
By Tom Blackburn
Leeds and have had a bid for Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O’Kane rejected, according to a report.
Football website HITC claim that Bournemouth are willing to listen to offers for the central midfielder, who has also been the subject of a bid from Wigan.
The report claims the 25-year-old is open to a move away from Eddie Howe’s team, and is seeking a regular first team spot.
O’Kane has been with the Premier League club since 2012, when he joined from Torquay for an undisclosed fee, and has gone on to make 118 appearances for the club.
At the time O’Kane joined the Cherries they were a League One side, and he was key in helping them earn two promotions in three seasons.
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However, his first team opportunities have been limited in the past year and in the 2015-16 season he started just six times.
It was claimed at the start of the summer that the Ireland international was attracting the attention of Rangers, Celtic and Aston Villa.
Despite signing Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland on Tuesday, Leeds are looking to bolster their midfield options after making senior pair Luke Murphy and Toumani Diagouraga available for transfer.
Wigan are looking to sign a new midfielder to fill the void left by Emyr Huws, who joined Cardiff recently.
In other Leeds transfer news, a manager is hoping for a major impact from their 20-year-old Leeds signing.