By Wayne Veysey

19th Sep, 2016 | 9:57am

Sol Bamba closes in on transfer weeks after Leeds exit - report

By Alex Stevens

Sol Bamba is close to agreeing a move to Bury, according to a report.

The Sun claim that the former Leeds captain is in talks to drop down to League One just weeks after abruptly quitting Elland Road.

It is said the ambitious Shakers want sign the 31-year-old, who delivered a bombshell by quitting Leeds just hours after the transfer window shut.

Leeds released a statement on their official website to explain the centre-back “left the club by mutual consent due to personal reasons”.

Bamba exited Elland Road even though he was the club captain and contracted to the Championship outfit until next summer.

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It came after the 31-year-old lost his first-team place and was omitted from Garry Monk’s squad at the end of August to face Nottingham Forest, a game they lost 3-1.

He had been a regular 18 months and had made 56 appearances for the club.

But the former Leicester man was considered the team’s fourth-choice centre-back behind Liam Cooper and loanees Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson, who joined this summer from Swansea and Torino respectively.

The 49-time international was integral last term and made 33 appearances in league and cup encounters, scoring four goals.

In other Leeds transfer news, Massimo Cellino is working on a deal to clinch a senior signing behind the back of Monk.