Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland is set to sign for Leeds United until the end of the season, according to BBC Stoke.

The 20-year-old, has appeared four times for Mark Hughes' side but has been kept out of the side by Asmir Begovic. He had a loan spell at Barnsley earlier in the season where he impressed, and hopes to do well again, this time for play-off hunting Leeds.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes said: "I think there has been contact with Leeds regarding Jack, and we are hopeful of a loan deal being concluded."

Leeds' trip to Middlesbrough on Saturday could see him make his debut, and the 'Boro will see Republic of Ireland legend Shay Given make his last appearance for the club, as his loan spell comes to an end. Given has just conceded just 10 goals in 15 games. 

Butland appeared at the 2012 London Olympics, and made his international bow against Italy in August of the same year.

The arrival of Butland is likely to see Paddy Kenny pushed to the bench, and he is expected to depart the Elland Road club in the summer as Brian McDermott looks to shake up the side, with new owner Massimo Cellino expected to bankroll the club in the summer window.

Butland's move may come to late to earn him a World Cup spot however, with Joe Hart, Fraser Forster and Ben Foster the favourites for Roy Hodgson's selection. 


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