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Report: Leeds eye swoop for experienced Premier League striker

By Harvey Byrne

Recently appointed Leeds manager Garry Monk could be set to raid his former club for a second time, according to a report.

Leeds news site Vital Leeds claim that sources have told them that Monk is interested in bringing striker Marvin Emnes to Elland Road.

The Dutch striker is entering the final year of his contract at the Liberty Stadium and the Swans are ready to offload the 28-year-old, who has struggled to find a regular place in the side since signing on a permanent deal in the summer of 2014.

Since moving to Wales from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee the striker has made just seven starts in 24 appearances.

Monk has already returned to his former club once this summer, having signed central-defender Kyle Bartley on a season-long loan.

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He has also been quick to add a striker to the Yorkshire club’s ranks following the arrival of Marcus Antonsson from Sweden, but Leeds are still keen to add to their firepower having struggled to score goals in the 2015-16 season.

They netted just 50 goals from their 46 appearances and, after seemingly missing out on Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher, who looks set to join West Ham they have turned their attention to Emnes.

The former Holland Under-21 international has played 131 times in the Championship since moving to England in 2008 scoring 26 goals and providing 19 assists.

In other Leeds news, the Whites are weighing up a shock move for Leon Osman following his release by Everton.