Leeds United in race for Reading starlet

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It could be a memorable season for Leeds United with promotion very much on the cards.

Level on points with 1st place West Brom, Marcelo Bielsa's side are eight points clear of the play-off position with just seven games to go.

The club are doing all that they can to prepare for next season and that includes targeting signings for the summer.

One man on the club's radar is Danny Loader.

The Reading striker is out of contract after rejected the offer of a deal new with the Royals.

That has led to a number of clubs expressing an interest in a summer move for the England starlet.

According to Mike McGrath of The Telegraph, that includes Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Portuguese side Vitoria - who are said to have made an offer.

Football League World have also exclusively revealed that Wolves hold 'a firm interest' in the 19-year-old striker.

A move to the Premier League side was close to completion in the January transfer window - however it fell through on deadline day.

However with the forward now available for a nominal compensation fee, it's likely that the player's agent will be fielding plenty more calls.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Danny Loader is bound to be a man in demand this summer.

The 19-year-old is one of the most promising starlets in the EFL after impressing at Reading.

It's a strange situation that such a player is available on a free transfer - but that won't stop those who are keen.

Crystal Palace and Wolves will be keen to tie up a deal, while Leeds United will be hoping that they can provide a platform to help Loader adapt to life in the Premier League.

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