Sources: Leeds to table offer for Premier League giant
Leeds United are ready to make a loan swoop for Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers, Football Insider understands.
The Championship giants are in the market for a new keeper again this summer amid doubts over the futures of number one Kiko Casilla and his deputy Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club have set their sights on rising star Travers, who may leave the Premier League club if they succeed in their pursuit of Jack Butland from Stoke City.
United are preparing to table a loan offer for the 20-year-old if they get encouragement he would be willing to drop down to the Championship next season.
Casilla only joined Leeds in January but he could return to Spain after their promotion failure while academy product Peacock Farrell has revealed he will look to leave if he is not the first choice next season.
Leeds are looking at goalkeepers with the potential to fit into the playing style implemented by Marcelo Bielsa and that means they will need to be comfortable with the ball at their feet and in distributing in tight areas.
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Travers is a 6ft 3in Republic of Ireland youth international who has made two senior Bournemouth appearances, both of which came in the Premier League at the end of last season.
Bournemouth are eager to extend the contract of Travers, whose current deal runs until 2021, but may loan him out if they win the race to sign England keeper Butland.
Eddie Howe’s side have already extended the contract of veteran Artur Boruc for another 12 months.
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