Sources: Leeds hijack Norwich deal for Gunn after fee agreed
Leeds United are hijacking Norwich City’s deal for Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn, Football Insider understands.
The Premier League new boys are working on the transfer of their academy product and have agreed a £5million-plus fee with the Saints.
However, a recruitment source has told Football Insider Leeds are also keen on Gunn, 25, and have registered their interest in a late ambush.
United are looking to offload number two Kiko Casilla this summer after he slipped behind Illan Meslier in the pecking order.
Gunn has been targeted by Leeds before and is regarded as the ideal cover and competition for Meslier.
The Whites were keen on signing the English shot-stopper before his move from Manchester City to Southampton in 2018.
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As revealed by Football Insider back in September, Leeds have kept tabs on his situation as they look to bolster their keeping ranks.
Gunn has fallen out of favour at Southampton and is now behind Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster in the pecking order.
Norwich, where Gunn spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan, have had a £5million-plus bid accepted by the Saints and are negotiating other terms of the deal.
However, Leeds have made a late move to try and beat the newly-promoted side to his capture.
The keeper spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Championship side Stoke City, making 15 appearances.
He suffered an ankle injury in November which kept him out of 15 games for the Potters.
Gunn then suffered a foot injury in April which ended his season.
He has a total of 22 Premier League appearances under his belt, while he was an unused substitute for England against Brazil in 2017.